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 Neiliza, a 16-year-old from Winnipeg, had to say:
Superhero name: Sushi Bender
Best new food skill: How to cook and prepare veggies so they taste irresistible!
Where she learned it: The Teen Food Justice Club at NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre, where youth ages 14-19 learn to cook dishes from around the world while developing food skills, knowledge and attitudes to live healthy lifestyles in adulthood.
New food she’s tried for the first time: A lot of vegetables, like artichoke, asparagus, and zucchini
One thing she learned that she didn’t know before: I learned the names of different parts of the chicken and what they’re used for.
How eating/sharing something she cooked herself makes her feel: It feels good to make food from scratch, especially when the people I’m sharing it with tell me my cooking is nice.
If you had to tell other kids one thing about why it’s important to eat healthy, what would it be? You can eat healthy and make it taste good at the same time. Vegetables don’t have to be gross! It’s just how you prepare your food.
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.