Monday, April 26, 2010

Week 6: Chicken to the egg to the omelet.

How fast can we pass around an egg with spoons without dropping it? 19 seconds! New Food What record.

Students gathered at the chicken coop for some chicken trivia.

True or False: Chicken eggs are impermeable, meaning they don't let air or moisture in? FALSE!


Next...some students to the time to apply for Food What's summer job program which offers the experience of working on the farm for 8 weeks with the added perks of job training and a paycheck. Others went a pruned the mini strawberry patch in the Food What garden to promote better fruiting.

Youth Dollar Power Workshop
The students learned that you can't always trust labels to give you the facts. Shown above: Doron illustrating how many teaspoons of sugar are in a Monster drink. But what the students CAN do is VOTE with their dollar by conscientiously making healthier purchases.

Speaking of healthy...what's better than a fresh egg omelet with yummy veggies and cheese!

Oh they came out soo good.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Week 5: It's all about PRETZELS!

But first, let's play the human pretzel game. How many awkward ways can you tangle yourself and still get out?

In order to make pretzels, we need to harvest its main ingredient: WHEAT! After that, threshing and winnowing (process of using wind) are in order to get the grain.

Doron teaching the students how to "thresh."

After threshing, the students winnow in order to to separate the grain from the chaff.

Using a traditional winnowing basket.

Later, the students ground the grain into flour, made it into pretzels, and baked them in a cob oven.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Week 4: What does the soil need? What do our bodies need? -- Composting and Eating a Rainbow!

We always start with an ice breaker... this week definitely broke some ice!

From 10 Spring Week 4

Why do we compost & what goes in it?

From Food What Spring Week 2

Time to do it ourselves...add some browns, greens, manure, and water.

From Food What Spring Week 2

From Food What Spring Week 2

The Food, What? crew learn the importance of keeping our diet "colorful"! Fruits and vegetables of different colors support different parts of the body.
Red fruits and vegetables help the heart and memory. Orange and Yellow support our vision and immune system. Green fruits and veggies support our bones, teeth, vision, immune system, and the have lots of fiber! Blue and Purple foods help us with healthy aging and memory function. Brown and White fruits and veggies help our heart, immune system and lower cholesterol.

From Food What Spring Week 2

Then we ate a rainbow! (and it was tastier, healthier and more filling than skittles!)

While eating his Rice and Veggies, Andre said "I have never eaten so many colors."