Want to to teach children about healthy eating, local produce and the elements of taste? Then join Spoons Across America as a volunteer in the NYC public schools. Our first program of the year, Take a Taste with Spoons: Apples, begins next week and we are looking for volunteers to help implement the curriculum in classrooms across the city. Register online and join us at the volunteer training Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00.
Through this program, students learn about the elements of taste, sample locally grown apple varieties, and take an apple recipe home to share with their families. These activities are designed to celebrate fresh, local, and seasonal food and encourage direct and long lasting connections with locally grown produce and farmers.
Can’t volunteer the week of October 22nd but still want to help? Fill out a registration form to keep up-to-date on future opportunities.
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Spoons Across America is kicking off our 2012-2013 program year in the NYC public schools and we invite YOU to volunteer!We are seeking adults who are passionate about food and healthy eating and who want to share their passion with children. Chefs, food professionals, culinary students, nutritionists, farmers, retirees, teachers, and more- we want you!
Our first program of the year, Take a Taste with Spoons: Apples, will be held October 22- October 26. Through this program, students learn about the elements of taste, sample locally grown apple varieties, and take an apple recipe home to share with their families. These activities are designed to celebrate fresh, local, and seasonal food and encourage direct and long lasting connections with locally grown produce and farmers. We are looking for volunteers to help implement curriculum in 3rd grade classrooms across New York City.
Register online today and we will contact you with details. Can’t volunteer the week of October 22nd but still want to help? Fill out a registration form to keep up-to-date on future opportunities.
Posted by Ali
Congratulations to Spoons Board Member, Bill Yosses, on receiving Food Arts’ September 2012 Silver Spoon Award for sterling performance. Yosses, executive pastry chef at the White House, has always been an advocate for healthy eating. ‘“Education is the part I love,’” says Yosses, who now harvests vegetables with school groups in Mrs. Obama’s kitchen garden” as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for Spoons Across America. You can read the entire article here…
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We are so excited and proud of Spoons volunteer, Kubee Kassaye, winner of the prestigious Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) 2012 Legacy Award for culinary achievement. LDEI is an invitational organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality whose mission is education, advocacy and philanthropy. Kubee, a graduate of New York City College of Technology (City Tech) is a long time volunteer with Spoons Across America, and describes this and other volunteer experiences as influencing the chef she has become today. “For Spoons Across America,” says Kubee, “I was able to teach the children how to grow fresh produce and to create meals with fresh ingredients. They were so eager to learn.”
Read more about Kubee here: Learning to Cook on her Mother’s Knee in Ethiopia
Want to volunteer with Spoons Across America? Check out our programs for children starting this fall.
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Stacey leads a group of students at one of our recent Dinner Party Project events.
We’re thrilled to see our program director, Stacey Ornstein, highlighted for her work outside of Spoons in the Epoch Times. The article discusses Stacey’s passion for teaching food preparation skills to children, as well as the need for more free classes so that families of any income level can participate.
Read the Epoch Times article.
Be sure to check out the slideshow of images from Stacey’s recent pasta class in Astoria, Queens. Way to go Stacey!
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