SLSS students get a taste for healthy eating

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By Adam Brazeau 
CORNWALL, Ontario - Saint Lawrence Secondary School (SLSS) students in Cornwall have such an appetite for learning they're eating their homework.

Saint Lawrence Secondary School (SLSS).

SLSS senior hospitality students, in conjunction with a Metro Green Apples School Program grant, have been running a month-long cooking class for elementary students.

During the month of April, the high school's state-of-the art kitchen will be acting as a classroom for all 7 and 8 SLSS students.

The pint-sized chefs-in-training will learn how to use fresh healthy ingredients as they acquire life-long cooking skills.

"The goal is to introduce the students to simple kitchen skills that will start them on their road to independent healthy habits," said Kelly Hutchingame, SLSS Hospitality teacher. "Who knows, they may start making healthy food at home."

On the menu, in this first session, is making muffins and smoothies from scratch.

Hutchingame says it’s a full day of cross-curricular learning in the SLSS kitchen.

She added: "Students will learn culinary terms like French-inspired 'mise-en-place,' math will take center-stage when measuring out ingredients, literacy skills will be used when following recipes, physical activity will occur while prepping the food, and leadership and communication skills will be utilized when students collaborate in the fun group activity of cooking."

Organizations: Metro Green Apples School

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