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|Title:||The Learning Kitchen - Youth|
|Alt. Title:||Learning Kitchen: A Guide for Chefs and Educators|
|Pub. date: ||2013|
|Includes: ||Instructor guide, handouts, activity bank, background information, recipe cards, a virtual flipchart, parent letters, youth e-newsletters, and evaluation materials|
|Audience: ||Children, Teenagers, 11-14 year olds|
|Description:||"The Learning Kitchen classes are designed to improve food security for families with limited budgets. In a series of six lessons, participants engage in hands-on cooking and nutrition education activities that focus on balancing and planning meals, stretching food dollars to maximize nutrition, shopping strategies, and cooking techniques. Classes are taught by area chefs and trained nutrition educators." |
|Funding Source: ||SNAP-Ed, Hunger Free Vermont|
|Developer: ||Laura Fillbach|
|Organization: ||Hunger Free Vermont|
|Length: ||Six lesson series|
|Assessment instrument Used? ||yes|
|Use Restrictions: ||May copy for educational purposes.|
|Reviewers Comments: ||The Learning Kitchen - youth curriculum includes lessons on MyPlate, fruits and veggies, whole grains, sugars, and calcium/vitamin D. For each lesson, there are handouts, activities, and background information. Parent letters are sent home with participants after each lesson, and the youth participants are encouraged to sign up for a bi-monthly e-newsletter (provided) to reinforce lesson goals.
The instructor guide has clear language and a clean layout. It is recommended a host coordinator, a nutrition educator, and a chef lead the series together. Lessons are designed to be about 2 to 2.5 hours long, including a nutrition and a cooking component. Some lessons include physical activity and food safety components as well.
See also The Learning Kitchen - Young Adult and The Learning Kitchen - Adult.