NCC Teaches Teens about Healthy Living

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In partnership with Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) and Tyson Multimedia, Nash Community College Culinary Arts department hosted approximately 15 young teenage women in its kitchen Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Chef Frank Bookhardt shared healthy eating concepts, and provided instruction as the group prepared pizzas using healthy ingredients. As part of the Healthy Places NC grant, the program was designed to expose underserved communities to higher education Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) based activities promoting healthy eating, self-esteem and confidence in young women. During the visit, participants learned about nutrition, self-care and STEAM careers while touring NCC instructional areas in Culinary Arts, Robotics and Cosmetology.