Yesterday, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and White House Senior Advisor for Nutrition Policy Sam Kass joined DC Public Schools’ student Maurice Morris, and thousands of classrooms via livestream from around the country for a special inside look into the White House kitchen.
The live cooking demonstration and discussion about healthy living is part of our ongoing “Of the People: Live from the White House” series with Discovery Education, giving middle and high school students unique access to the White House and Obama administration officials.
During yesterday’s event, students from across the country got a chance to walk through how to make Sunrise Tuscan Chicken, a healthy recipe from one of the winners of this year’s Kids’ State Dinner. While Sam and Maurice worked their way through the recipe, Maurice asked about Let’s Move!, how students can eat healthy using fresh ingredients, and what types of fruits and vegetables grow in the White House Kitchen Garden.
Learn more about the White House Kitchen Garden:
The White House kitchen is where meals are prepared for the First Family and guests -- including everything from family breakfasts to state dinners. White House chefs have a range of responsibilities that include tending to fresh produce harvested from the White House Kitchen Garden and constructing the holiday White House gingerbread house. The kitchen has the capacity to cook dinner for 140 guests and appetizers for up to 1,000.
Watch the entire “Of the People” event from the White House kitchen, and check out past events, including a Constitution Day celebration at the National Archives with Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, a look at a digital classroom with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and a behind-the-scenes look at the art and history of the White House with curator William Allman.