My students need nutrition, dieting, and cooking technique books to use in the kitchen classroom.
This project expired on January 6, 2019.
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My students in the Food Studies classes come from all grades 9-12 and are from a wide variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds. They share a passion for food and cooking.
Learning to cook in the classroom gives them independence, confidence in the kitchen, and creates a community.
Through our Food Studies courses, we are able to explore the cuisines of cultures across the country and around the world. Our program includes Regional Cuisine, International Foods, Nutrition & Dietary Choices and Science of Cooking. My students are exposed to diversity through food and gain techniques that give them skills beyond processed and packaged foodstuffs.
The Food Studies courses have limited access to digital sources for recipe research. The Nutrition & Dietary Choices and Science of Cooking classes are in desperate need of authentic cookbooks that can be used for cooking labs within the classroom. Each course focuses on a variety of cooking techniques, healthy eating habits and making good meal choices. The nutrition class needs resources on current trend diets to better analyze the dangers of extreme dieting plans. The Science of Cooking class needs books that focus on cooking and baking techniques with recipes.
Cookbooks teach students how to follow the recipe steps, practice measuring, use math skills, make healthy choices, and learn new cooking techniques.
Our classroom utilizes the old home economics room, serves 120 students per day, and has not acquired any books for these classes in over a decade. Exposing students to authentic cookbooks teach them how to use resources to further their educational experience within the kitchen.
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