Karla Olguin and Hannah Spicer. (photo submitted)

Slow Food Foothills in Schools

Published 10:09am Wednesday, January 2, 2013

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Slow Food Foothills met with Polk Central Elementary’s fifth grade class for a pre-holiday launch of Slow Food in Schools by teaching them how to make healthy, easy and delicious snacks from basic and fresh ingredients.

Ms. Walter’s fifth grade class joined in with Slow Foods president-elect Mindy Wiener for a hands-on demonstration of how to make three varieties of hummus.

“We were excited to get the kids involved in making something from start to finish with ingredients they most likely have at home or can easily purchases keeping cost and availability in mind. We incorporated current math lessons of fractions, volume and shapes into our preparations as we measured, mixed, chopped and sliced.”

After making each of the three types of hummus (traditional, beet & black bean), the class tasted their creations. It was a pleasant surprise to see the enthusiasm not only in the preparation but also the tasting stage.,” Weiner said.

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