The University of Texas Elementary School community has just finished its Happy Kitchen classes from Sustainable Food Center. UTES is grateful for the chance to partner with SFC who is making healthy and active the norm in our city by providing educational opportunities, organizing farmers markets, providing plants and seeds through their Spread the Harvest Program, and working in schools to grow a generation of citizens that understands the food system.
UTES Happy Kitchen Spring 2012
Teachers and parents side by side explored super markets, growing food, farmers markets, healthy recipes, cooking techniques and enjoyed each others company. SFC states the mission of Happy Kitchen, “Offering innovative, theory-based, cost-effective solutions to chronic food and nutrition problems impacting individuals and families
in Central Texas” However, I feel that this course builds communities of people around the city who are now bound together by an experience they shared around healthy food. Passing in the school breeze way I have over heard parents and teachers discussing the last recipe the instructors demonstrated and how they went home and made if for their family. One particular teacher/parent expressed her excitement about starting to cook again.
In a time where people seem to be disconnected from each other and the food they eat, Happy Kitchen has helped UTES bring food and people back together.
Thank You to the instructors, participants, Sustainable Food Center, and The University of Texas Elementary School for making this experience possible.
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