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 Quintin, a 10-year-old from Stratford, ON, had to say:
Superhero name: Vegetables
Best new food skill: Measuring ingredients like a master chef!
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: Fish tacos
One thing he learned that he didn’t know before: When I joined the program I did not know the difference between a teaspoon or a tablespoon, or how big or small a cup is. Now I know exactly which one to use when I read it in a recipe. Makes me feel smart!
How eating/sharing something he cooked himself makes him feel: I really feel happy when I share food with other people, especially when they like what I have made!
If you had to tell other kids one thing about why it’s important to eat healthy, what would it be?
It is important to eat healthfully so you can live a healthy life.
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.