According to research conducted by The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, black teen girls are 80% more likely to become obese compared to their counterparts.
"Plant Your Own Herb Garden" Workshop (Baltimore, Spring 2017)
MISS AOUA DUKURE
Black Girls Cook: Bronx
Pastry "Kitchen Takeover" with Dos Catering. (Baltimore, Fall 2015)
Grocery Shopping (The Bronx, Spring 2014)
TEACH. INSPIRE. LOVE.
mission & vision
The purpose of Black Girls Cook (BGC) is to give
inner-city teen girls a basic understanding of food preparation, cooking, food hygiene and healthy eating.
THE BGC INITIATIVE
Through the use of culinary arts and mentoring, Black Girls Cook aims to Teach and Inspire teen girls how to live a healthy lifestyle in a Loving way.
The Bronx Girls Cook program was an amazing program. While participating in the Bronx Girls Cook program I have gained many different skills and ideas about healthy eating habits, and the kitchen. I have learned many things such as how to work safely and how to manage the kitchen. Mostly I have learned the basics of cooking. I believe that the Bronx Girls Cook was a very exciting and an amazing program and I wish it could continue for teens like me to join and go through the same exciting experiences that I went through. And I believe that keeping the program or other programs related will help many of us teens or adults in the future. For instance, since I participated in the program I began to have a high interest in cooking and the kitchen. On the other hand, it gives us teen the knowledge about healthy eating habits. I strongly believe that the Bronx Girls Cook Program should have a chance to continue in the future.