Cooking in Class (and After School!) at Washington Mathematics Science and Technology (WMST)
Some of our coordinators have found that they want to create websites where they can post blogs themselves, documenting the incredible moments and progress that students make, through exposure to the HealthCorps curriculum. Here is one of the first posts from coordinator Clare Parks:
Every Monday and Tuesday afternoon, I cart our cooking materials and portable stoves—some of which I adopted from past HealthCorps coordinators and others graciously donated by DC Greens through their Cafeteria to Classroom Training—to cook with 3 different groups of students: two class that take part in an elective course on Diet and Nutrition and an after-school Cooking Club. In Diet and Nutrition, I have the luxury of co-teaching with the Health teacher. We do our best to begin each lesson with a recipe round-up, allowing students time to read through the entire recipe and ask questions. Each student is assigned a note card depicting a step from the recipe—as demonstrated by the lovely Joyce Lin-Conrad at October’s Cooking the Common Core Training.
You can read more here.
Other HealthCorps News
Michelle Bouchard, President of HealthCorps participated in a Twitter Chat, hosted by ShareCare (www.sharecare.com). The event took place on January 22nd, and the theme of the chat was “Keep Kids Healthy.” Michelle offered tips, answered questions, and helped to share teen health information.
On Martin Luther King Day, Coordinators Megan Cornejo from Palm Desert High School and Juanita Garcia from Indio High School volunteered with students at the FIND Food Bank in Indio, CA. FIND Food Bank serves the Coachella Valley community and annually distributes 10 million pounds of food assistance. Volunteering students donated their holiday weekend hours to directly give back to their community, by working in the warehouse, where they unpacked, sorted, and repacked 3,982 pounds of food.
THIS is HealthCorps in action!
-Amy Hendel, PA/HealthCoach