Think of a young adult who before the age of 20 may have dealt with anxiety, loss of a parent, foster care, adoption, homelessness, or the need to feel a part of humanity. Our students are a combination of this and more. Yet this is not how they are identified.
Our school teens are persistent, driven, and deserve to know they have a chance in life.
Our school family is our second home. Our students are in a low socio-economic area that lacks the personal life skills programs.
This project will provide our students with the opportunity to develop and practice cooking skills and nutritional knowledge needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle. The lessons include food preparation, communication and dining etiquette.
Students will research recipes for specific health topics such as: sugar free cooking for diabetics, baked vs fried foods, diet specific meal prep etc.
Cross curricular connections are made with: Math- measuring, recording cook time, adjusting ingredients to accommodate serving needed; ELA- journal writing about their experience, research, group discussions, cultural foods and reading recipes; Science- temperature, measuring, nutritional health; Social Studies- historical research of culinary arts.
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