Healthy eating 101: Baltimore elementary school students learn kitchen basics

Fifteen elementary school students from the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore visited Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday afternoon for a kitchen crash course on healthy eating. The youngsters, residents of the city's Harwood neighborhood, took part in a two-hour session titled Healthy Kids in the Bon Appetit Kitchen.The session was led by Philippe Chin, executive chef for the university's Homewood campus.

Participants chopped peppers and tomatoes to make pico de gallo, put together their own garden tacos, and assembled fruit skewers for dessert. In the process, they learned about where different foods come from, knife skills, and kitchen safety and hygiene. They also had the opportunity to take part in a blind taste test of out-of-the-ordinary fruits and vegetables. The event concluded with students and event organizers sharing the meal.

Healthy Kids in the Bon Appetit Kitchen took place at Charles Commons and was co-sponsored by Bon Appetit and JHU's Office of Dining Programs.