Food is Elementary is a national, evidence-based program developed by the Food Studies Institute and is offered locally through schools and other educational groups to teach children basic nutrition and cooking skills. Through our classroom-based program, for 1 hour per week for 24 weeks, children learn about healthy eating and get hands on experience cooking healthy foods. Together, we are helping kids eat better for a healthier Appalachia!
Live Healthy Appalachia is hosting a 2-day training workshop September 6th and 7th with Dr. Antonia Demas for Teachers, School Food Service Staff, and anyone interested in childhood nutrition.
(Attendance at both days is required for certification)
Cost: $50, includes the curriculum text book, snack on Day 1 and lunch on Day 2
Registration is required. Please email@example.com or call 740-856-6100 to reserve your spot or if you have any questions regarding the training.
*Fee may be paid the first day of the training by cash or check. Please make checks payable to Live Healthy Appalachia.
About the Training:
The food educator training is a hands-on training to certify individuals to teach the Food is Elementary Curriculum in the classroom. Food is Elementary is an interactive, multidisciplinary approach to teaching children about nutrition and cooking. Day 1 of the training will consist of a program overview and participants will make a delicious and healthy fruit tart that does not require cooking (lunch will not be provided on Day 1).
During Day 2, the class divides into four groups. They are given an assignment during Day 1 that they will present to the rest of the class. In the morning, they work with their team on how to present the information in an interesting manner that engages students. Each group prepares a recipe as well and is encouraged to relate their recipes to the nutrition units, and finally, enjoy the food together as a class. Day 2 will conclude with a conversation about how Food is Elementary is being implemented in Athens County and how trainees can be involved.