Tasting Week is an annual event for Bay Area middle schools. It’s about: Education of children’s sense of taste and appreciation of flavors Transparency and educational information on products, their origin, their mode of production Transmission of skills Encourage behavior around food consumption as part of a healthier lifestyle . This year I was paired… continue reading
Camp Jive cooking teaches about reducing food waste. In class we learn that Americans create 135 million tons of greenhouse gases from the food we throw away. How many cows is that? Imagine this $1000 represents all the water in the world. If 80% is used in the US just for agriculture – how much… continue reading
The PV Girl Scouts project / journey is to help the group gain an understanding of the importance of the food network and why it’s essential they help to improve it. They are learning about production, distribution and uses of foods, paying particular attention to local communities, but also a global perspective. There is an… continue reading
Snack Attack! is back! Part of Tasting Week 2013 The reviews were good: “Thank you again for this wonderful workshop! It was a pleasure to see you do your magic with the kids and walk them through the differences between whole foods and junk foods. I loved the part you had them read the name… continue reading
It’s time for Snack Attack! at Bowman International School in Palo Alto. We made Roasted Candied Carrots and Winter Squash Nut Bread Everyone had a great time.
Happy Earth Day! This is the last of three classes we did for the 2012 – 2013 school year – a collaboration of Chefs Move to Schools (Michelle Obama’s program) and Bowman International School in Palo Alto. It started with a school garden harvest of collards, radish, chive and flowers. Back at the classroom, we… continue reading
Chefs Move to Schools hosts Snack Attack! Bowman International and Barron Park School in Palo Alto, CA (in conjunction with Bay Area Tasting Week) October, 2012 Students seat themselves on floor cushions and Snack Attack! begins. Chef Laura Stec, her volunteers, and a whole foods show and tell platter of brown rice, corn, milk, nuts,… continue reading
For Immediate Release October 12 2012 Contact: Laura Stec (650) 855-7100 (Chef’s Move to Schools) Rebecca Scholl (650) 787-9468 (Tasting Week) Tasting Week & Chefs Move to Schools work together to tackle the alarming trend in childhood obesity. On the… continue reading
Tasting Week and Chefs Move to Schools are two school education programs happening this week at our local elementary and middle schools (press release next post) I am doing events this Thursday and Friday (both in Palo Alto), and could use another volunteer to help lead the students thru a simple snack-making cooking class. If… continue reading
We made the Good Food finals for Commodity + Community School Lunch! a collaborative Bay Area approach to make school lunches by merging USDA commodity foods with local foods in a new product line for the National Schools Lunch Program. Not sure what is next, but it feels great to make the finals! STAY TUNED.