• Plates Have Arrived for 2018


    The new plates are here! Portion control – while MyPlate is a fascinating and effective way to teach food groups and a balanced diet some people want a lesson that is more geared to portion control and weight loss. The new portion control plates were designed to follow the principle of using food groups so […] Tags:
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  • Fruits in the Art Classroom


    Education is always an interdisciplinary process. Math, Science, Art, and English are learned in the kitchen. History, Math, and Science are often found in a laboratory science class. Math and Science often go together for nutrition. Wikipedia defines it best, “Interdisciplinarity involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity.” Art teachers […] Tags:
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  • Kitchen Safety

    We see all the signs saying “unread is better than dead” about texting and driving. But what about texting and cooking? I have gotten into the habit of setting a timer for everything I cook or bake because it is too easy to get distracted and burn something. Focus is the key during every step […] Tags:
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  • A gift of pomegranate


    One of my favorite Christmas gifts was four beautiful pomegranates. Pomegranates are one of those foods that I don’t often consider buying for myself. They are a real treat. One of the reasons I usually shy away from buying them is that pomegranates can be tricky to peel and separate the juicy aril from the […] Tags:
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  • What’s Your Cooking Style?


    Different things can draw people to participate in meal preparation. In the kitchen, there’s really something for everyone! Take a look at some of the examples below to find strategies for getting your kids involved with family meals. The builder is like the engineer. She or he may become enamored with kitchen gadgets and equipment […] Tags:
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