Published on in CHOP News
For a week in August, youth between the ages of 10 and 19 years, who are at risk for — or diagnosed with — chronic kidney disease, participated in CHOPed: Mastering the Renal Diet — a summer cooking program at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, where they learned to cook delicious meals using kidney-friendly recipes that were developed at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
The program helps kids learn fun new ways to follow the renal diet by cooking delicious, renal-friendly meals themselves. The Division of Nephrology team at CHOP chose to address the issue of healthy eating by partnering with the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College to offer this one-week summer cooking course. Campers cooked their own renal-friendly meals while guided by the chefs in popular culinary cuisines, including Chinese, Mexican, American/BBQ, breakfast and desserts.