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Delaware North, Packers put on healthy eating demonstration for children

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 lambeau-6990405prepare,” 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.