NJHKI’s Director of Culinary Literacy & Nutrition, Dr. Peggy Policastro, PhD was listed as one of the 2020 Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality, Education category by Total Food Service. The magazine idenitifed innovators within each of the major disciplines of the foodservice and hospitality industry. Dr Policastro is one of the […]
Research shows by teaching kids to cook they shop differently, fill their plates differently, and consider their impact on the environment differently. However, for various reasons, children are often absent when the family meal is being prepared. One way to “get kids back in the kitchen” is to teach them basic culinary practices. Culinary literacy […]
NJHKI Medical Director, David Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP, served on the expert panel convened by Healthy Eating Research to develop healthy beverage recommendations for children ages 0-5 years of age. Dr. Krol represented the American Academy of Pediatrics. Other organizations represented on the expert panel included the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Academy […]
NJHKI Director of Culinary Literacy & Nutrition, Peggy Policastro, PhD, was quoted in US News & World Report in an article about family meals. “By teaching kids to cook, they shop differently, fill their plates differently and consider the impact on their environment differently,” said Dr. Policastro. Dr. Policastro emphasized, “Watching cooking is not the […]
NJHKI Program Administrator Dr. Erin Comollo, EdD presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) on July 28, 2019 in Orlando, FL. Dr. Comollo presented NJHKI’s goals, objectives and most current activities.