Cooking and Learning with Daycare and Head Start Programs

Head Start and daycare providers joined us in May for a child-focused Teaching Kitchen training. Teaching Kitchen Chefs led a discussion on our role and responsibility as food service providers in shaping the diets of students whose palates are rapidly developing during their early years.  In response to this conversation, attendees thought of ways to get the whole school and community involved in making nutritional changes to benefit our young learners. In the kitchen we made polenta with New York State grain, brainstormed how to serve parsnips, made carrot cake cookies as a great snack option, learned about production sheets, ate zucchini for lunch, and shared best snack recipes. 

Thank you to Bedford Stuyvesant Early Childhood Development Center Inc., Pequenos Souls Early Childhood Center at Union Settlement, Trabajamos Community Head Start, Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (MMCC) Head Start sites, and Covenant House for sharing your knowledge and experience with us!