Video Spotlight: ‘What Healthy Eating is Really About’

November 02, 2010 | Written By:

Dan Lesczcewicz, chef instructor at Tilden High School, says that Cooking up Change is unique because it gives kids a behind-the-scenes look at what it really takes to put together a healthy, delicious school meal. Plus, he says, as winners of last year's healthy cooking contest, the Tilden students earned the satisfaction of seeing their meal recognized nationwide.  

Check out the rest of his video, here:


  • Chef Tim Reardon at The Dannon Company, gold sponsor of Cooking up Change, says he's proud to see that HSC's mission aligns with Dannon's; here
  • Chef Stephen Menyhard explains why Cooking up Change is “a phenomenal experience”; here.
  • Student Aljibri Reed says winning Cooking up Change allowed him to see his team make a real impact; here.
  • Nyah Griffin, a contest alumni and current student mentor gives her perspective on the powerful experience of Cooking up Change; here.
  • Chef David Blackmon, CPS program coordinator for culinary arts and hospitality, discusses the ways that Cooking up Change is about more than food in this short video.
  • Louise Esaian, logistics officer and head of school nutrition for Chicago Public Schools, explains the power of the contest to help schools win, too, in this short video.
  • Chef Jill Houk, cooking contest co-chair, explains the potential of Cooking up Change to raise awareness, in this short video.


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