Olivewood Garden’s cooking classes foster healthy habits for kids

Olivewood Garden’s cooking classes foster healthy habits for kids


I promise, to always and everywhere, take
one big bite of everything, before I say no thank you, and I really, really mean it. We take a pledge before the children enter
the kitchen and one of our rules here is to be adventurous. So we want the to take a big
bite of the food, and if they don’t like it, they can say no thank you and if they do like
it they can keep on eating . What are we making today? Pizza. Pizza. Good.
So we’re making a whole wheat pizza and we’re using some of our whole wheat flower so it
doesn’t stick on our cutting board once we’re starting to push out our dough. We’re just trying to expose the kids so they
can see where their food is coming from. They can get to see the chickens in the lower garden
and know that the eggs are coming from the chickens and they just don’t come in a box
at the supermarket and things like that, so that’s really exciting. They have a part in
it, they get to work in the garden, they get to help grow the fruits and vegetables that
we’re using in the kitchen and then they get to try them. And so I think its really important.
I mean, I hope these kids are going to go home and say ‘Let’s try dinosaur kale.’ And
so we try to really encourage them to be adventurous and to try something. And about 99 percent
of kids are willing to do it. Would you give this a thumbs up, a thumbs medium, or a thumbs
down? Whoa, two thumbs up down there, another two thumbs up over there. Awesome, very good.

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