Nutrition education starts young here at the Neighborhood House. This week our Executive Chef, Stephen Kahani, and one of our Early Childhood Cooks, Janet Sanchez, went to three of our classrooms to do a guacamole cooking demonstration and tasting with our three-year-old children.
Children in our Head Start program eat together at a table each day, so when a new food arrives for lunch they take cues from their peers and are more apt to try it. We learned about colors, textures and flavors while we ate a nutritious food.
Guacamole, with its bright colors, multiple ingredients, ease of preparation and smooth texture made it an excellent choice for the kids to try!