Throughout the pandemic, Drexel’s EAT RIGHT PHILLY team has conducted virtual programming with students throughout the city. At one middle school, nutrition coordinator, Miranda Rowe, has been working with the school nurse to conduct an afterschool Cooking Club.
Rowe encouraged students in her school-day classes to join the club so they could learn how to cook simple, healthy recipes. One seventh-grade student, who participated in the club last year, decided to attend again this year. After making a Pasta Primavera recipe in the club, this student made it for herself and her siblings one evening for dinner. She added some grilled chicken and used the vegetables that she had available to her. She liked it so much that she sent Rowe a picture of her recipe success.
Rowe, who joined the EAT RIGHT PHILLY TEAM in August, has been excited to work with this group of students and was thrilled that this one student was inspired to share her culinary accomplishment.