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The Young Chef's Academy in Webster opened its doors two years ago, and has been choppin', slicin', and dicin' ever since.
"It's a lost art," said Brooke DeMartin. Getting kids in the kitchen is a lifelong skill."

A skill that much like a good investment, will pay dividends down the road. The Young Chef's Academy in Webster opened its doors two years ago, and has been choppin', slicin', and dicin' ever since.

Inside, you'll find plenty of chefs, but none by the name of Emeril or Wolfgang. All these cooks are kids!

"Kids love to get in the kitchen and get messy and learn all these new skils. It helps them at a young age realize that there are foods that they don't enjoy eating, but when they taste them they realize they do," said DeMartin.

"I'm not a great cook and Young Chef's Academy really helped my daughter try new foods, experiment, and learn how to cook," said Hope Burns.

With cooking the main course, the kids get a side in nutrition, and healthy eating.

"It's important to eat healthy foods so your bones get stronger and your muscles," said Grace Burns.

And as you would expect, when they cook it, they're more likely to eat it.

"They're doing everything when they're here, so they're chopping and measuring, and getting everything out putting it together.  Because they've made it, they're more willing to try it," said DeMartin.

"When we make things here, you wouldn't exactly think they'd be good.  One time we made grilled vegetable sandwiches, that was actually really good," said Elise Hayes.

"They make everything, eat everything, taste evertyhing, they give you the recipes and its very user friendly," said Hope.

Pardon the pun, but's its a recipe for a healthy kid.
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