Forest View is cooking! As part of Forest View’s push towards mind and body health for our students, all second grade classes are learning to cook. Each month, Becca Wright, a registered dietician, has been visiting second-grade classes to share healthy tips as well as hands-on cooking classes. One week it was green smoothies (a favorite, with spinach!); another week it was creamy broccoli soup. For the soup lesson, Ms. Wright discussed the importance of calcium in building strong bones, and brought in several induction burners so each child got a chance to add, stir, and cook her or his own batch. Other grade levels also get a chance to cook–kindergarten and first-grade students made kale pesto!
If you’d like to help assist with these cooking classes, please sign up here. Classes are held January through May.
Try this Secret Smoothie Recipe at home:
Combine all ingredients in a blender:
1/2 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
8 frozen strawberries
40 spinach leaves
1/2 cup orange juice
Blend and enjoy! Serving: 1