Children at Odyssey House got a special holiday treat this week – a Thanksgiving-themed Junior Chef class taught by Nourishing NYC. The children learned how to dress a turkey and prepared traditional side dishes like cornbread stuffing, sautéed green beans, and a spinach and cranberry salad. For dessert, they made sugar free pumpkin pudding. Check out more photos from the class on our Flickr page.
In addition to the class, Nourishing NYC donated 50 turkeys to Odyssey House so the families in our programs could have a proper Thanksgiving dinner. The cooking class and food donation are part of Nourishing NYC’s “Thanksgiving Back” campaign, which is distributing 1,000 turkeys to families in need throughout Harlem and the Bronx.
This marks the third time Odyssey House has partnered with Nourishing NYC to educate the families in our programs on nutrition and encourage healthy eating. Promoting a well-balanced diet and sound nutrition is a top priority at Odyssey House. Our residents have access to several healthy eating workshops that help them prepare nutritious meals for their families.