C.H.O.I.C.E.S. opening community teaching kitchen

C.H.O.I.C.E.S. (Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully) and First Congregational Church's community teaching kitchen will show families how to make healthy and delicious meals.

Families can learn how to whip up nutritious easy-to-make dishes at the new community teaching kitchen opening in downtown Atlanta on March 21.

The kitchen, created by C.H.O.I.C.E.S. (Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully) and First Congregational Church is designed to help families find their way back to the dinner table.

The grand opening takes place 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Center, 125 Ellis St.

C.H.O.I.C.E.S. opening community teaching kitchen

Dwight Andrews

Dr. Dwight D. Andrews, First Congregational Church’s pastor,  says proper diet is essential for happy and healthy children.

“Healthy children and families are essential to thriving communities,” he said. “We admire and respect C.H.O.I.C.E.S and will continue to fully support its efforts on behalf of all of us.”

Lynne Scroggins, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. board chair, said the goal is to make cooking healthy and delicious meals an exciting experience for families.

“We now have the chance to impact the Atlanta community in a more impactful way,” said Scroggins, who is Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center vice president of community development.

C.H.O.I.C.E.S Community Kitchen’s opening takes place during National Nutrition Month, being observed this month.

It will feature Chef Alex Askew, author of “Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community,” and various education workstations incorporating techniques to manage and combat diabetes, heart disease and obesity with mindful eating.

Atlanta City Councilman Amir Farokhi will participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. and other local city officials have been invited to make remarks during the program.

For more information, contact Felicia D. Chandler at fchandler@choicesforkids.org or 770-634-4812.