One thing that I learned as a cooking instructor is that people love to cook but they are just do not aware of it they think they can’t cook. When they join my classes they can duplicate the dish/ meal we made during the class in their own kitchen. Most of them share with me their stories or pictures.
Monday I conducted an hand-on cooking class with 27 students in Murrieta Middle School. All kids had a lot of fun and all said they will do it again at home. Some of them even never chopped an apple before the class. It was something new for them!
In 45 minutes they chopped the apples, mix it with orange juice, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon (the filling). Then in a another bowl they mixed the flour, oat, brown sugar salt (the topping). At the end the dish was perfect and delicious!
The kids, the staff event the reporters and journalists tasted and loved it. One of the photographer told me he would make it on Christmas day for breakfast
This is the first in a series of events the district will hold since joining SHAPE California, a network of over 90 school districts working together to improve the health and academic success of California children through nutrition education.
And I am so happy and proud to be involved in this movement thanks to Marina Musante PE instructor and Jill Lancaster School district Nutrition Director. Two wonderful, active and passionate women.
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Students video taped this event : http://vimeo.com/33626382 .