Sowing The Seeds Of Good Health At Queens Botanical Garden

On Sunday, Queens families joined staff from NewYork-Presbyterian Queens for Twist & Sprout! – a fun and educational afternoon at the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing. The event was inspired by the pediatric residents from Weill Cornell Medicine during their training in community pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. The residents took a lead role in organizing and shaping the afternoon’s programming, and were on hand to engage with the community and offer health tips.

“Twist & Sprout! is an annual event that was inspired by our next generation of healthcare providers who understand the importance of community outreach in Queens,” said Jaclyn Mucaria, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. “When we inspire children and families to make healthy choices, we can improve the health of our community. We host events like Twist & Sprout! because our physicians and caregivers know our duty is not just to treat illness, but to help prevent it all together.”

This year’s third annual Twist & Sprout! also featured entertainment and fun for the whole family, including cooking demonstrations, family workouts, and the opportunity to interact with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens’ doctors, nurses, and staff. Queens Botanical Garden staff planted herbs with kids and introduced them to fruit and vegetable crafts.