Tania Lopez, a Bronx resident who wanted to break the cycle of poor nutrition in her own family, founded Coqui the Chef Cooking School to give children a lasting connection to food.

As she and chef instructor Chris Ackerman hustle to expand their after-school program to more underserved communities in the South Bronx, Lopez pauses to describe how her work is making a direct impact on the students who attend. Learn more about Coqui the Chef at coquithechef.com.

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