CHARLOTTE – Young people on Wednesday learned how to prepare healthy meals for their school lunch box.
Kids Heart Felt Health shows children and parents how to make nutritious foods to instill healthy living habits. Designed as an afterschool program, the nonprofit also has students from nine different high schools to help teach nutrition, as well as the recipes.
"We really focus on the lunch menu, on what foods can actually improve their memory, learning, attentiveness and behavior. Because there are certain foods, which we call the smart foods, and we really let the kids know what these foods are," said director Claudine Lovitt.
Lovitt plans to have more classes for kids and parents starting next month.
The non-profit recently received an $8,500 grant from the Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment.