True Food Kitchen's executive sous chef Robert Luttrell, center, prepares ingredients for lettuce cups, which he will demonstrate for a video.
True Food Kitchen's executive sous chef Robert Luttrell, center, prepares ingredients for lettuce cups, which he will demonstrate for a video.
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Texas Children’s Joins With True Food Kitchen to Demonstrate Healthy Cooking

Video series provides nutritious, kid-friendly recipes that families can make together

Texas Children’s Joins With True Food Kitchen to Demonstrate Healthy Cooking

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Robert Luttrell at True Food Kitchen

National Nutrition Month may be in March, but making healthy meals is something family cooks do 12 months of the year.

That’s why Tamir Miloh, M.D., director of pediatric hepatology and liver transplant medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital, collaborated with a local restaurant, True Food Kitchen, to create nutritious, family-friendly recipes to inspire adults and kids to enjoy cooking and eating together.

In his blog, Miloh writes that “obesity is serious, costly and dangerously common, impacting 32 percent of children in the United States and leading to complications such as coronary heart disease, diabetes and fatty liver disease, amongst others, which could cause compromised health, weakened quality of life and decreased life expectancy.”

Miloh brought together Arielle Rogg, health care innovation lead at the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute; Robert Luttrell, executive sous chef at True Food Kitchen; and video producers 10Ben and Video by Robot, along with a team of dietitians, exercise physiologists and marketers, to create a campaign that would bring in local chefs and highlight healthy recipes geared toward the Texas Children’s patient population.

Chef Robert Luttrell, True Food Kitchen

Chef Robert Luttrell chops vegetables for one of the recipes. Photo courtesy of 10Ben.

Rogg, who has a background in nutrition, met Miloh more than a year ago when she was seeking doctors around the Texas Medical Center who were working with childhood obesity.

“This is the first of a series of videos that we plan to do with other restaurants,” Rogg said. The campaign also aims to feature local athletes demonstrating physical fitness techniques, she said.

Dark chocolate pudding from True Food Kitchen

Dark chocolate pudding from True Food Kitchen. Photo courtesy of 10Ben.

In a series of three videos, Chef Robert shares easy-to-prepare recipes:

Kale Guacamole
Lettuce Cups
Dark Chocolate Pudding

In addition to providing nutritious recipes for families, the campaign hopes families will post pictures and videos of themselves making the food and commenting on the recipes.

The team is also looking for other local restaurants and chefs to participate.


Looking for other ways to eat healthy? Read more from TMC News:

How Healthy are ‘Healthy’ Snacks?
What to Pack in a Healthy Lunch
Fit After 50

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