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‘Cooking up Wellness’ at Dawes

Students at Dawes Elementary School in Evanston will get special cooking lessions this week.

All classrooms from kindergarten to fifth grade will have a one-hour cooking session in their classroom, where they will prepare a simple, healthy dish. In the cooking station, students will mix, cut, stir, toss and then sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labor. As part of the project, parents were reminded to ask questions about the experience and lead dinner-time discussions that will help promote healthy eating!

The program has been organized with support from the Dawes PTA, the school Garden Committee, parent volunteers, Slow Food USA, cooking expert Elizabeth Thomas from the non-profit group Nurture, and the school Wellness team.

This activity supports the district’s and school’s wellness initiative and helps promote healthy eating.

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