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Cynthia designed the curriculum for these 8-hour workshops for school food service workers as part of a national grant (CPPW - Communities Putting Prevention to Work).

The workshops teach school food service workers how to cook with whole foods. It's hands on!  Aprons, knives and food. The reasearch and reasoning behind using whole foods is taught via power point presentations as part of the workshop.

Read more about the evolution and reception of the Discover. Cook. Nourish. workshops as documented in these posts on the Cookus Interruptus blog:




12 Comments:

plexy
This is really fantastic! I am a friend from B.C. Canada and I will share this idea with people I know in education here.
November 9, 2011, 6:48 pm

jennifer murphy
Nice job Cynthia! Thanks for spreading the whole food message to schools. So important! And love cookus interuptus too!
November 9, 2011, 6:54 pm

Sara Storr
Cynthia Lair, so inspiring! Thank you! I hope this will hit the midwest soon. New this year, our schools offer a fresh fruit and veggie with every lunch. But whole grains...that's something we really don't see much of. Educate!
November 9, 2011, 8:32 pm

Hillary Mizia
Yay Cynthia! This is so wonderful, and you are so the gal to do it. Brava!
November 9, 2011, 9:22 pm

Susie Cantor
Thank the LORD and anyone else out there for Cynthia Lair and all the folks who stood for this initiative and shepherded it through to fruition! What an extraordinary difference you're making in perspectives, bodies and our planet. This truly is an idea whose time has arrived. Thank you, thank you. One of your regular fans.
November 9, 2011, 11:43 pm

Melissa Davis
This is soooo exciting! Kudos to you for putting this together and into action! Nice to see some Bastyr grads in there also:) I'm going to post this onto my food blog and spread the word of your important and inspirational work!
November 10, 2011, 9:38 am

Cathy Lilienthal
Love, love, love this!...I feel so excited and inspired. Perhaps I can introduce this to our local rural school district. Thank you Cynthia for who you are and all that you do!
November 10, 2011, 8:23 pm

Laura Smith
This is great! If someone was interested in being trained to teach this curriculum how could they do that? Can this be offered in other States? Congrats!
November 11, 2011, 1:20 am

Cynthia Lair
Hi Laura, I will pass your question on to Donna Oberg and Margaret Dam who are in charge of any future workshops.
November 13, 2011, 12:52 pm

Orgo Lover
Cynthia, really tremendous. Start with the kids - they can be helped! lets chat about it! questorganic.com is a direct Q&A site about organic food and meals.
November 15, 2011, 5:02 pm

Chris Lair
Good Job Cyn..
November 17, 2011, 6:31 am

JP Bulow
Great job! Are you able to give the names of some of the improv acting icebreakers that you used? Thank you, thank you!
November 29, 2011, 1:29 pm

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