Who doesn’t get bored of making (and taking) lunches day-in-day out?
We’ve joined forces with dietitian Carol Harrison and home economist/chef Andrea Villneff to bring a food skills education program for kids in the classroom.
Rolling out fall 2017 in select Ontario schools, the goal is to inspire and enable kids to get involved and into the kitchen to make wholesome and interesting lunches and snacks. The program includes a set of 6 recipe cards, a digital e-book that will be posted on-line and 10 in-class cooking demos for grades 5 to 12 on how-to-cook!
Why is this important? Learning Food Skills is key to being able to make meals at home using simple basic foods. If one doesn’t know the basics of how-to-cook, there is a tendency to rely on less healthy food options like take-out, eat-out or processed ready-to-eat foods – all of which tend to blow the food budget and be higher in sodium, sugar, calories and fat.
• Kids who cook are more willing to try new foods
• Learning to cook instills confidence and a sense of pride which especially important for kids.
Check out the Resources here!