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Role Model Chefs: Teens teaching younger kids how to cook and eat healthier!

Teenagers will go through a chef training program to teach cooking classes in elementary and middle schools. Both teens and younger children will learn the benefits or healthy eating and get excited to cook with their friends and family.

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Kids naturally look up to older kids. In an effort to get kids to eat healthier, high school students will be recruited to go through a chef training program where they can receive community service hours from. This training program will teach them good eating habits and how to cook fresh food from scratch. After the training program they will be assigned to a nearby elementary or middle school to teach cooking classes to once a week. The training program will provide valuable leadership skills and hopefully instill a lifelong passion for healthy eating and cooking. The younger kids will be excited to eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains from the messages they receive in the cooking class taught by the teens. It's a win-win situation!

Evaluation results

9 evaluations so far

1. Food Knowledge - To what extent is this concept teaching people about food knowledge?

It's teaching people a great deal about food knowledge - 66.7%

It's teaching people a moderate deal about food knowledge - 33.3%

It's teaching people a little about food knowledge - 0%

It's not focused on food knowledge - 0%

2. Cooking - Is this concept focused on getting people to cook?

It's all about getting people to cook - 88.9%

It's moderately about getting people to cook - 11.1%

It's getting people to cook a little - 0%

It's not focused on cooking at all - 0%

3. Originality - How original is this idea?

This idea is extremely original - 11.1%

This idea is somewhat original - 88.9%

This idea has some originality about it - 0%

I have seen this idea before - 0%

4. Scalability - How scalable is this idea across communities and geographies?

This idea can be scaled across many communities and places - 33.3%

This idea can be scaled but needs some work - 55.6%

This idea will take a fair bit of work to scale - 11.1%

This idea cannot scale at all - 0%

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Not only does this teach kids how to cook in a healthy manner, it also educates them on how to use a kitchen, clean the dishes, table manners and so on. Besides that, I can definitely see the fun aspect. Thumbs up!

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