Bushwick Cooks

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Health Bucks

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 by RiseBoro.

In 2016 RiseBoro coordinated agency-wide participation in the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene's Health Bucks Program. For the 2017 market season, RiseBoro Bushwick Cooks submitted applications on behalf of divisions across the agency for maximum allocation of Health Bucks for Bushwick residents. 

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NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene: Stellar Farmers Markets Demonstrations

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 by RiseBoro.

NYC DOH will provide a culinary demonstration professional and all requisite materials to perform live recipe demos at the Maria Hernandez Park market on Saturdays from July through November. 

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NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene: Culinary Nutrition Demonstrations

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 by RiseBoro.

Culinary DemoNYC DOH is funding a culinary nutrition demonstration program at the Rheingold Archway Farmers Market on Sundays, featuring live recipe demos from July through November. 

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Enterprise Community Partners: HUD Section 4

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 by RiseBoro.

RiseBoro Bushwick Cooks secured HUD Section 4 funding to launch the Healthy Leaders Team project, a senior nutrition cohort starting in July of 2017. The project goal is to increase nutrition literacy and reinforce comfort and confidence in healthy food choices among a pilot group of 12 – 16 diabetic or pre-diabetic seniors. 

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Saratoga Grows! Greenhouse & Urban Gardening Program

Posted on Mar 5, 2018 by RiseBoro.

Culinary DemoBushwick Cooks: Saratoga Grows! is an exciting program launched in the Spring of 2017 at Saratoga Square- a former NYCHA development just over the Bushwick border in Bed-Stuy. This educational program creates opportunities for older adults and seniors to activate local growing spaces while learning cultivation and healthy culinary practices. This nutrition focused culinary program was created by Bushwick Cooks, a project of RiseBoro, with support from Triborough Preservation, LLC.

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RiseBoro Participates in the Health Bucks Program Providing Vouchers to Seniors for Farmer's Market Purchases

Posted on Mar 5, 2018 by RiseBoro.

Two staffers in front of mapIn 2016 RiseBoro coordinated agency-wide participation in the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene's Health Bucks ProgramHealth Bucks  are paper vouchers, worth $2 each, developed and administered by the NYC Health Department District Public Health Offices. These vouchers can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets.

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