RIDGEWOOD, NJ (April 2015) –Veggiecation is an evidence based, culinary nutrition education program, that promotes and educates children and communities on the health benefits of vegetables and how to prepare them in simple, unique, affordable, and most importantly, delicious ways. Lisa Suriano, born in Queens but grew up in the Bergen County town of Ridgewood, is excited to bring her program back to the county that raised her!
Mrs. Suriano is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring her program to the very community in which her passion for health and nutrition was established. “I am so excited to be working with other passionate individuals in Bergen County! It feels very special to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the place that has given so much to me.”
Lisa is not the only Bergen Country resident with an active hand in the program. Veggiecation’s Assistant Program Director, Nina Colangelo, Program Illustrator, Lauren Roth and Certified Veggiecation Instructor, Nicole Lettieri are all proud Ridgewood High School alumni.
Veggiecation is the only culinary nutrition education program of its kind, providing individuals and groups with a format for bringing comprehensive nutrition education to their communities. For more information on the Veggiecation, please visit www.veggiecation.com.
Veggiecation is an evidence-based children's culinary nutrition-education program that promotes and educates communities on the health benefits of vegetables and how to prepare them in simple, unique, affordable, and most importantly, delicious ways. Veggiecation lessons allow children and parents to develop the culinary skills that will empower them to prepare meals that are health conscious and environmentally sustainable. This ability will benefit participants throughout their lives and allow them to make food choices that are socially conscious and give them the power to take responsibility of their own health and wellness in a way that is realistic and affordable.
Veggiecation’s online certification program provides passionate individuals with the skills to teach their signature Healthy Kids Cooking Classes. Participants learn everything from food safety and allergy awareness to the unique style of teaching that makes Veggiecation classes so engaging and successful. Instructors are located all over the US. Pilot programs are currently running in Canada, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, and Korea.