Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Beauty of Fractions

This week, Chef Charline worked with Ms. Bernard to organize a fun fraction pizza lesson for our 3rd grade scholars at Promise Academy 1. The students made fractions pizza in class using different toppings. They had to find the equivalent fractions for each part of their pizza. The students used a variety of toppings for this lesson. The toppings included peppers, onions, olives, tomatoes, bacon, pepperoni, mushrooms, and beef. It is quite evident the students  thoroughly enjoyed this lesson.  Thank you Ms. Bernard! We look forward to collaborating more in the future.  

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Baby College

This past Tuesday, the Baby College team joined the kitchen and facilities staff to serve our scholars at 245 for four lunch periods.  The team assisted with serving our scholars on the serving line, engaged with them during the lunch period, and  assisted with cleaning the cafeteria space. The team's service truly embodies HCZ values: Children First, Excellence, Respect, Best Selves to be Best Selves, Strategic  Relentlessness, and Army of Love. It is quite clear from their service how passionate and committed they are to our scholars success. Thank you again for you service and we look forward to having the team come back again. 

Below are some pictures taken of  the Baby College team service during lunch time.

Healthy Harlem Newsletter - Spring 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Shamrock Smoothie Shake

Let's shake it up with the Shamrock Smoothie Shake this St. Patrick's Day.  There are many health benefits to green smoothies. It increases energy, strengthens the immune system, and it is excellent sources of antioxidants. For individuals who struggle with their fruit and vegetable intake, it a great way to ensure your body is getting enough nutrients . It also a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year. 

Here is a great recipe for the Shamrock Smoothie Shake.


  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup low-fat milk
  • ⅓ cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 8  ice cubes

  • Kiwi slices for garnish


Step 1: In a blender, combine  the banana, spinach, yogurt, milk, mint and ice. Blend until it has a smooth texture.

Step 2: Pour mixture into a glass. 

Step 3: (Optional)  Cut kiwi slices into shamrock shapes and thread onto a skewer. 

Winter Menu Cycle

The menu at the Harlem Children's Zone rotates weekly providing a variety of delicious and healthy options for students and adults.  We are currently on week one of the Winter Menu Cycle. Next week, we will continue with week 2. The menu for week two includes fan-favorites such as the Jerk Lime Chicken Taco.   

Click on the calendars below to see what is being served . We look forward to see you at either of our kitchens. 

March 5- March 9,2018

March 12- March 16,2018

March 19-  March 23,2018

March 26- March 30,2018 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This Week Highlight

This past Tuesday Iesha was able to experience the scholars excitement about the new  Apple- Cinnamon and Blueberry muffins. The Apple Cinnamon and Blueberry muffins were well received by many of our scholars.