We held a series of cooking classes for our students this year. Students were asked to bring a parent or guardian to the class with them and learned cooking basics like choosing healthy foods, reading a recipe and measuring ingredients. We tried several formats for the classes. In the first classes groups of two student/parents were given a recipe to cook a main dish and a side to serve to the group for taste testing. In other classes, each parent-student group made a main dish such as a main dish salad or wrap and then made a dessert such as a cobbler that they could take home to bake. In reverse, they could make a casserole to take home to bake and then completed a dessert or salad in class. This seemed to work the best. Students were thrilled to be able to take food home to serve to their families. Some recipes were better than others, but that is part of the process. We will definitely do this again next year!
How did students and adults work together as a team?
Students were required to bring an adult to participate in the class. This was fun, as we saw lots of dads, grandparents and older siblings working together!
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