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Ms. BRASSARD from Lowell MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Up A Healthy and Sustainable Future

My students need nutrition, dieting, and cooking technique books to use in the kitchen classroom.

  • $599 goal

This project expired on January 6, 2019.

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My Students

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.

My Project

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.

Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Professional Baking • Amazon Business $145.20 1 $145.20
On Cooking: A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals (6th Edition) (What's New in Culinary & Hospitality) • Amazon Business $130.88 1 $130.88
Michael Symon's Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers • Amazon Business $25.13 1 $25.13
Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes • Amazon Business $23.76 1 $23.76
Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook • Amazon Business $23.10 1 $23.10
Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook, SmartPoints Edition: Over 500 Delicious Recipes for the Healthy Cook's Kitchen • Amazon Business $20.39 1 $20.39
The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: A Fresh Guide to Eating Well With 700 Foolproof Recipes • Amazon Business $19.44 1 $19.44
Vegan for Everybody: Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between • Amazon Business $19.05 1 $19.05
Eating Purely: More Than 100 All-Natural, Organic, Gluten-Free Recipes for a Healthy Life • Amazon Business $15.61 1 $15.61
Paleo Cookbook: 300 Delicious Paleo Diet Recipes • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet: Lose Weight, Get Healthy and Feel Amazing • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Zone Meals in Seconds: 150 Fast and Delicious Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (The Zone) • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
Atkins Diet Cookbook: Lose Weight and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle with Delicious Recipes • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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