People and programs
We believe that teaching kids where their food comes from and how to choose and prepare it is key to helping them develop healthy eating habits for life. Recently, we talked to six amazing Food Superheroes about what they have learned in programs at their Community Food Centre. Check out what Kodi, an 11-year-old from Stratford, ON, had to say:
Superhero name: Canuck Cooker
Best new food skill: Chopping veggies at the speed of light!
Where he learned it: The Seed, Feed, Lead program at The Local Community Food Centre, where kids of all ages learn how to cook healthy meals, then take a batch home to share with their families.
New food he’s tried for the first time: Feta cheese
One thing he learned that he didn’t know before: I did not know how to use a gas stove safely before I started the program. Now I know that if I smell gas, and there is no spark, I should turn the gas off.
How eating/sharing something he cooked himself makes him feel: Really good! (Thumbs up!)
If you had to tell other kids one thing about why it’s important to eat healthy, what would it be? If you eat healthfully, you’ll feel good.
Want to learn how to get your own #foodsuperhero excited about cooking? Download our tipsheet for five easy ways to get your kids engaged in the kitchen this year.