WEST BLOOMFIELD (WWJ) – It’s like “Iron Chef ” — only middle school style.

WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee says, for weeks, kids at four Metro Detroit area middle schools have been hard at work in after-school cooking clubs, learning how to prepare healthy dishes.

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The students will put their new skills to the ultimate test at the “Clash of the Cooking Crews” event this Saturday.

It’s all the brainchild of Metro Detroit Chef Johnny Prep.

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“Kids really have a tremendous influence on each other in terms of what they eat,” Prep said. “And we’re very interested in learning how we could scale that approach, so we could get kids influencing other kids to eat healthier food and learn how to cook really good tasting food with fresh ingredients,” Prep said.

The students will compete head-to-head in three categories: breakfast, lunch and healthy snacks.

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The competition happens this Saturday in the stadium kitchen at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield.  GET THE DETAILS HERE.