Food Is Elementary Essay

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For my 3 sessions with Food is Elementary, I visited Harmar Elementary with Liz Luckenbaugh. I went February 11th, where we made Egyptian Bulgur salad and quinoa tabouli, March 4th, where we made a delicious fruit tart and March 18th for hummus and black bean dip. February 11th focused on whole grains labeled as “What’s with whole grains?”, March 4th was all about fruits and March 18th was “We Love Legumes.”
The Egyptian bulgur salad and quinoq tabouli was definitely one of the least favorite meals we prepared. The kids were disgusting before we even finished making them, but we had to pretend it was delicious and good for them so they would at least try it. It was scary having a bunch of ...view middle of the document...

It’s important that children at a young age are introduce to a variety of foods, not just normal foods like McDonald’s or any other fast food change that they may or may not become familiar with. Parents also want recipes that are easy to make and don’t require a great deal of money to make. All the items on the list were easily $20 or less and took less than 30 minutes to make. Kids that are introduced to healthy foods that are easy to make, are less likely to be exposed to fast food changes with unhealthy foods.
Overall, I thought this program was an excellent way for us to get involved with kids and teach them things that could have an impact on the rest of their lives. We were able to go into today’s schools and enforce the importance of eating healthy to the kids so that they can have healthier futures. This was an assignment that didn’t even seem like an assignment because it was so important to me that these kids start off on then right foot. I wish when I was a second grader, we would have had people come in and cook with us because my family was always into...

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