Kids’ Cooking Program Expanding

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Common Threads kitchen

Photos by Meral Agish

Third graders Giselle Romero, 8, and Jelany Rodriguez, 8, crumble queso fresco, a traditional Mexican cheese, while classmates prepare other ingredients for the day’s chicken quesadillas. Students in the Common Threads program share responsibilities for all kitchen and clean-up duties.

NEW YORK — Every Tuesday afternoon, a school cafeteria in Brooklyn becomes a professional kitchen staffed by third- and fourth-graders. With the help of a new after-school program, these young chefs learn how to slice, dice and chop like pros as they make healthy meals to share together . . .

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