Delaware North Sportservice, the Green Bay Packers and Bellin Health Care Systems on Monday held a first-of-its-kind event: Kids Eating Healthy at Lambeau.
Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis and Ben Mogren, a sous chef for Delaware North at Lambeau Field, put on a healthy-cooking demonstration for a group of 75 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay, Wis. The chef-NFL player duo prepared healthy versions of both scrambled eggs and a personal pizza.
“First, I taught Jeff how to make each recipe and then he showed the kids how easy they were to prepare,” Mogren said. “We stressed the message that making good choices is important in life. As a chef, the food I serve is only as good as the quality of the ingredients I start off with. As a football player, Jeff needs to make the same choices; he needs to put good food into his body to perform at his best.”
Mogren and Janis also packed to-go bags – complete with recipe cards and all of the necessary ingredients to prepare the healthy pizza and scrambled egg dishes – but not before the group hit the NFL player with a few pressing questions.
“The kids were far from shy,” Mogren said with a chuckle. “They wanted to know every personal detail about Jeff: what kind of car he drives…whether or not he lived in a mansion…if his girlfriend is a super model…whether he ever eats nachos. Needless to say, it was a good time.”
Delaware North Sportservice is the Packers’ food and beverage partner at Lambeau Field.