What makes food good or bad for you?

Students are shown participating in a recent cooking club held by HealthCorps at Knox Central.

That was the topic of conversation and activity during a recent meeting of a cooking club coordinated by HealthCorps at Knox Central High School.

“We talked about what makes food good or bad for you and then made a healthy Chicken Parmesan by creating the seasoning mix ourselves,” explained Deborah Chen, program coordinator.

Chen explained that students learned simple ways to control sodium and learned that by baking it they would reduce the fat content.

“The students really enjoyed the experience and it tasted delicious,” added Chen.

The cooking club is one part of the HealthCorps mission to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives. HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better and practice positive thought.  The HealthCorps partnership with Knox Central and Lynn Camp was made possible through Berea College’s Partners for Education program.

Founded in 2003 by Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps’ mission is to unleash the power of America’s youth so they can live productive lives. Its vision is to impact 20% of all high school students nationwide in order to reduce the footprint of obesity on the next generation. Each day, HealthCorps shapes the lives of the current generation of students.

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