Tag Archives: teaching kids

Teaching Kids about Safe Ways to Harvest Shrimp

Teaching Kids about Safe Ways to Harvest Shrimp
Children are hungry for knowledge.  And they are our future consumers.  All the more reason to teach them how to harvest food and shop wisely.  DooFAPalooza was the ideal venue to inspire kids to play with their food and learn how to have fun and make good choices at the same time. Clean Fish led an interesting hands on activity with kids, teaching them about how shrimp are currently harvested.  And even better than that? They made suggestions for a better alternative.  Take a gander... If...

Continue Reading

Tips for Teaching Knife Skills to Kids & 5 Sugge...

Tips for Teaching Knife Skills to Kids & 5 Suggestions for Kid-Safe Cutting Tools
In my 8 years of teaching children to cook, I have encountered countless parents who wistfully express their desire that their children would eat more vegetables.  After a few classes, those same parents enthusiastically report that their kids are eating better and are more open to tasting new foods.  What’s the secret?  Nothing surprising – just the simple fact that kids who cook and learn some basic knife skills become better eaters. You may be thinking, “Wait a second. Not all kids...

Continue Reading

Kids say the funniest things…

In honor of Earth Day, I held a special cooking class for 8 and 9 year olds in which we discussed sustainability, the benefits of organics and what it means for our food to travel from farm to table.  The kids were surprised to learn that many of the fruits found in our local Whole Foods are not organic, and come all the way from South America and other countries. When the parents came to pick up their children, the room was filled with the buzz of kids rushing to tell their parents what they had...

Continue Reading