Delivering nutrition education directly to children at home
To better serve our children during remote learning, we are piloting new nutrition educational initiatives through our hunger relief program. These new programs continue to offer kids the opportunity to learn about healthy eating habits, try new foods, and enjoy fun activities in the kitchen, all while learning from home.
We will continue to update this page as new programs are introduced!
Explorers@Home was introduced in the fall 2020 semester. It was created as a way to fill the gap while children were remote learning and unable to take advantage of our SnackChef program through the after school centers.
Each month a new interactive packet was sent home with every bag of food featuring information about healthy eating, a new recipe for children to try at home, and a fun new kid-friendly kitchen utensil!
Here are the worksheets, including some fun recipes, that were sent home.
The Importance of Drinking Water
What Are Nutrients and Why Do We Need Them?
Added Sugar vs Natural Sugar
What Is Fiber?
Chefs@Home was introduced in Spring 2021 and created to encourage children to experiment with new foods, have fun in the kitchen, and maybe even be inspired to become a chef!
Each child will receive a handout in their bag once a month that introduces them to a local or nationally recognized chef, includes fun facts about a particular food, and a recipe to try at home. The first Chefs@Home featured Spring Council from Mama Dips, broccoli as the “fun food”, and the recipe for Broccoli & Cheddar Omelet Pie. Check out these fun handouts that have been distributed so far!
Chefs@Home – Spring Council, Mama Dips
Chefs@Home – Edna Lewis, renowned chef of southern cooking
Chefs@Home – Jamil Kadoura, Mediterranean Deli