Black Girls Cook
Established in 2014, Black Girls Cook (BGC) is a Baltimore-based non-profit organization with a mission to empower and inspire inner-city adolescent girls of color through culinary arts and urban farming.
About half of African-American women in the U.S. are obese, compared to 30 percent of white women. Black women not only carry more weight, but they start piling on extra pounds years before their white counterparts. Research suggests the problem starts early and it has a lot to do with the convenience foods girls consume during childhood years. Food equity and access to cooking classes is a serious issue in inner-city communities and Black Girls Cook aims to alleviate the problem one girl at a time.
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