Slow Food Foothills in Schools

Published 10:09 am Wednesday, January 2, 2013

In addition to making the hummus, the kids served their creations along with baked, whole wheat pita chips and crudites (organic carrots and green bell peppers)  on Wednesday, Dec. 19 while hosting an in class “meet the authors” party for their families at the school.  Each child read stories aloud and then, in true Slow Food fashion, everyone ate together.

Chair of Slow Food in Schools, Barb Raymond, spoke to parents as well as the children about what Slow Food is and some of the chapter’s plans for 2013. Cooking classes, school gardens and familiarizing students with local products available in our region were a few  areas that both the children and the adults seemed interested in learning more about.

“We were elated that, when it was time to go, the children asked us to leave behind more hummus and crudites for snacks later in the day. It just goes to show that, if given the opportunity to try new foods and help in preparations, we can expand some of the experiences for many kids in Polk County,” Weiner said.

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– article submitted by Mindy Wiener