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Teen2Chef Has Gone Virtual!

Learn more about how we have adapted to virtual programming during COVID

As in-person programs have become non-existent with the current COVID-19 crisis, many of our projects have had to adapt to more virtual programming. The Teen2Chef program is one of such programs that we have successfully adapted to be run in a virtual format.

Learn more below!

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Project Members

This project is being undertaken at London Health Sciences, using the original Teen2Chef program developed by 4 of our hospital sites across Canada!

Kitchen Takeover- Virtual Food Skills Program

The team at London Health Sciences participated in the original pilot of the program, using the Girls and Boys club as their facility. With the switch to virtual, they were still able to use this building, but now broadcast their program through Zoom to the participants!

The Food

Food boxes containing dried ingredients are put together by the Registered Dietitian along with a Dietetic student/Volunteer. These are picked up by the participants at the Girls and Boys club. They are also provided a grocery store gift card to purchase the fresh produce and protein foods needed for the recipe.

The Class

Each class is ___ minutes, and the participants create a delicious recipe in real-time, following along with the facilitator who demonstrates and creates the recipe along-side the group. The participants are able to ask questions, show-off their creations, and have fun!

Nutrition Education

While the original Teen2Chef program has an abundance of nutrition education during each class, the Kitchen Takeover virtual program has a stronger focus on food skills, with some nutrition education peppered through to ensure that the class stays focused and engaged with the content. They include short “Nutrition Breaks” where they discuss nutrition topics, while their food is cooking!

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