by Robert Singer, Program Coordinator
I love to see the kids we serve make deep connections to the food they eat. Not only does it help them to create lifelong healthy habits, it encourages them to ask questions about the world around them. Last week, we served salads with crumbled falafel (ground chickpea patties) and locally sourced chicken during our after-school meals, and it had the students asking a lot of questions. One of our volunteers explained that falafel is Middle Eastern, and they discussed the various spices in the recipe. Then we chatted about the chicken, which was raised by a local farmer.
We strive to provide opportunities like these for kids to get curious and ask questions about where their food comes from and how it’s made.
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