Stanford adds cooking classes to curriculum

From an NPR piece:

With the help of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University in January 2015 launched the Teaching Kitchen @ Stanford, a program designed to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthfully.

The goal is to help young people with limited time and limited budgets maintain healthful diets — both while they’re at school, and after they graduate.

The chefs at Stanford’s dining program are working with Oliver’s nonprofit Food Foundation to create a full curriculum by the Fall 2015 semester. The Teaching Kitchen is also working with Stanford researchers to develop a set of parameters to track the eating habits of students enrolled in the program, to see if the cooking classes can change the way people think about food.