|How It Works|
Making it Work for You!
The Veggiecation Program was designed with the understanding that all schools have different resources and limitations. Therefore, the program was created to be highly adaptable.
Veggiecation Provides the tools to:
Working with Your School Food Service Provider:
Our Seasonal Lunchtime Lesson Plan provides easy to follow recipes to incorporate in school lunch menus or lunchtime tastings. Our recipes are designed to yield the large serving needs and nutrition requirements of school food.
~*~ We have also partnered with the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food to promote plant-based entrees on NYC school lunch menus ~*~
Cooking in the Classroom:
Memorable hands-on experiences make the greatest impact! Veggiecation Recipes are affordable and simple enough to be created in classrooms for fun, kids cooking activities with students - no kitchen required!
A health presentation and cooking demo is a great way to get the whole school involved with Veggiecation. Our entertaining and interactive assemblies send students home with recipes, nutrition tips, and activity pages.
It’s hard to find the time to dedicate a whole lesson plan to just nutrition, but incorporating nutrition into different subjects is easy! Repetitive exposure throughout the day builds relationships with wholesome foods and healthful veggies!
Cooking is an essential skill for having a healthy life, so why not teach kids at a young age? Veggiecation healthy kids cooking classes not only provide basic cooking tips to children, nutrition information is also incorporated throughout the lessons. Educational posters are utilized to highlight the Who, What, When, Where and Why of the featured “Veggie of the Day”. Kids cooking classes are perfect for any enrichment program, including:
There are many ways to educate communities about the incredible benefits and delicious ways to cook veggies. Our program is enjoyed in hospital clinics, health fairs, senior citizen homes, personal homes, and Whole Foods Markets.
Why it Works:
The sense of ownership created as an outcome of creating meals together during our cooking classes and interactive nutrition lessons empowers them to try new foods creation!
Click here to see what Whole Foods Market stores hold our free kids cooking classes!
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2 Florence, M., et al (2008). Diet Quality and Academic Performance. Journal of School Health, 78 (4), 209-215.
3 Haire-Joshu, D., et al (2008). High 5 for Kids: The impact of a home visiting program on fruit and vegetable intake of parents and their preschool children. Preventive Medicine Journal, 47 (1), 77-82.