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Essential Pittsburgh
2:03 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Food Revolution Cooking Club Promotes Healthy Choices and Self Reliance

Students prepare healthy foods for their classmates and families in the Food Revolution Cooking Club at Barack Obama Academy
Credit Food Revolution Pittsburgh Cooking Club / Facebook

At Barack Obama Academy in East Liberty, the long-tarnished reputation of school lunches may be coming to an end. Thanks to the Food Revolution Cooking Club, students have the opportunity to learn how to prepare healthy meals.

The idea for the club came after world renowned chef Jaime Oliver visited Pittsburgh in 2012 and challenged the community to focus on healthy food choices. Since then, the Cooking Club has partnered with many local restaurants where students are exposed to the kitchen and learn the importance of quality foods. 

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