Healthy Cuisine for Kids Training
Apr 10, 2014 | 17,969 comments
On a recent trip to Mississippi I was delighted to indulge in southern dishes like ever so flavorful Big Bacon Wrapped Cat Fish and succulent Shrimp and Grits. More important, I was lucky to attend the National Food Service Management Institutes’s Train the Trainer class for their new course, Healthy Cuisine for Kids. The course is designed to train school nutrition staff in ways to promote healthy eating behaviors through preparing and serving high quality meals that appeal to students. The instructors include a registered dietitian who focuses on nutrition essentials and a chef who teaches preparation and cooking skills to incorporate whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, meats and meat alternates into school meals. Interactive and fun, this 2-day course provides hands-on cooking experience for the participants as they prepare new student-tested and approved recipes. Be enticed by the photos below which highlight a few recipes like Roasted Fish Crispy Slaw Wrap, Chic’ Penne, Eagle Pizza (a pinto bean, cheese, and veggie tostada), Tasty Tots (sweet potatoes and garbanzo beans), Chicken Curry Casserole, Peppy Quinoa, and Porcupine Silders (turkey and brown rice). Participants take home 28 recipes to introduce to their school districts. To learn more about this course and many other training materials and resources contact the National Food Service Management Institute.