Reporting Ron Matz
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — They are celebrating at Port Discovery. The children’s museum in downtown Baltimore received some national recognition.
Ron Matz reports a special chef helped to serve up a healthy meal Tuesday morning.
It was a cook and tell at Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake even brought her daughter Sophia to the event.
The healthy cooking program for children has a message.
“We are fighting a nationwide epidemic of childhood obesity. Part of the problem is education and access. This is a great way to give kids information about healthy eating,” saidRawlings-Blake. “I’m working out and counting calories. I want to be healthy, with a daughter I’m trying to set a good example, and I am committed to making Baltimore one of the healthiest cities in the nation.”
Rosemary raisin bears with low-fat cream cheese was on the menu Tuesday. Doctors say diet is just part of the fight against childhood obesity.
Port Discovery has just been designated as a “Good to Grow Museum” because it promotes healthy living for families.
“It means that we’ve been designated as a children’s museum that’s really embraced healthy habits and healthy lifestyles,” said Bryn Parchman, President of Port Discovery. “We firmly believe that a family that gets started early on a path to healthy living will make a difference down the road, in terms of excellence in school, what they do after school and in terms of the health of the city.”
“Port Discovery means a lot to my family. My mom’s been involved with Port Discovery for years and my daughter loves Port Discovery and talks about it all the time,” said Rawlings-Blake.
Port Discovery is one of only six children’s museums out of 350 nationally and internationally to receive the “Good to Grow” designation.