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1 Minute Meal: Giving Kids a Lasting Connection to Food in the South Bronx

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In just one minute, 1 Minute Meal takes us behind the scenes of a children's cooking school in New York City's South Bronx.

The food scene in New York is often known for the esteemed restaurants and chefs, the diversity of options, and the highly Instagrammable snacks in coffee shops and cafés on every corner. And that's a real part of the city's food culture—but there's a lot more to it. How do New Yorkers (all 8 million of us) eat every day? 

In just one minute, 1 Minute Meal—an award-winning micro-documentary series about the effort of cooks and diners to keep unique New York food culture alive, despite passing trends—takes us behind the scenes of a children's cooking school, Coqui the Chef, in New York City's South Bronx neighborhood. Bronx resident Tania Lopez founded the program in an effort to help kids in underserved communities establish a lasting, vibrant, and hands-on relationship with food.

What do you believe are some of the most important lessons kids can learn in the kitchen? 

Tags: Videos, Sustainability, Kids, New York City