Nutrition Services is pleased to announce a new and exciting opportunity for teachers and students. "Chef in the Classroom" demonstrations are a great way to introduce nutrition education and healthy eating habits to students. Each class includes a short nutritional education piece and a culinary demonstration with taste testing. Please view the Chef in the Classroom Curriculum Standards (below) for information about the different presentations offered.
General Nutrition EducationPresentation varies between grade levels, but in general, students will learn about "What's on MyPlate?" For the younger students, this can include identifying food groups and/or the importance of choosing a healthy breakfast. For older students, the presentation introduces topics of disease prevention, food choices, and taking responsibility for their eating habits.
BreakfastStudents will learn about the importance of breakfast. Depending on grade level, students will learn about making healthy breakfast choices, the importance of including protein , or incorporating quick and healthy breakfast into their daily lives.
Farm to SchoolStudents will will learn about where their food comes from. For younger students, a focus on Weld County foods, local agriculture, and gardening will be introduced. Older students may focus on Colorado agriculture and sustainability practices.
Culinary Careers (6-12 ONLY)Students will learn on culinary techniques and advances skills needed for specific culinary careers. Students will learn about foodservice, childhood nutrition, and culinary arts industries.