Kids in the Kitchen 2015-2016
Mosaic Life Care partnered with the St. Joseph School District last month for the first of eight cooking classes in the district, beginning with Mark Twain Elementary. The “Kids in the Kitchen – from garden to plate 2.0” is a continuation of last year’s series, which teaches kids and parents how to utilize the fresh produce grown in their school and community garden to create healthy and affordable meals.
The curriculum was designed to bring families together to make healthy fun recipes that include things that many families may have not tried before, like quinoa and zoodles (noodles made out of zucchini).
“It’s a great opportunity to educate families and show them ways they can add fresh produce into their meals," says Mosaic Life Care Youth Health Coordinator, Drew Bouge. “It’s encouraging to see them admit their fears of trying new things, yet end up actually liking it.”
The class was the biggest by far with an average of 19 students and 15 parents during the four day class. The next cooking class is the week of November 2, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at Humboldt Elementary and two others on November 16 – 19 at Parkway and November 30 – December 3 at Lindbergh.
If you are interested in volunteering or receiving more information about the program, please email Drew Bouge at firstname.lastname@example.org.