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Keep your kids busy while you get ready for Xmas the It’s My Turn to Cook Tonight Bosch School Holiday Program is on this week. Download the e-book HERE. Full of lots of potato recipes co-sponsored by Potatoes New Zealand, will run live online on Thursday 20th December @ 10am!
The interactive show is the brainchild of food and nutrition educator Glenda Gourley, and her 18 year-old daughter Claire. Already it’s been hailed by celebrity chef and healthy food promoter, Jamie Oliver in his blog.
By encouraging children all over New Zealand to learn to cook their family dinner and eat together, the program also supports the Ministry of Health Food & Nutrition Guidelines for children and young people aged 2-18.
“We want to help children get savvy and confident with food in a way that’s fun, but also delivers results,” says Glenda. “It’s simple – kids who have food skills make better food choices.”
“The online program is a win-win. Parents can sit back and have their dinner cooked while their children learn healthy food skills, and enjoy hanging out with other kids learning to cook online,” she says.
“We encourage kids to start with simple and healthy dishes like mashed potatoes with spices or herbs, we’ll have them whipping up a scrummy potato salad, show them how to make healthy hash browns on the barbecue, or oven baked potato wedges with salsas and salad.” says Glenda.
The cooking session is highly interactive with the mother-daughter team giving step-by-step instructions direct to children. A range of activities encourage sharing and creativity through live-chats and fun games such as origami puzzles, Christmas gift ideas, and tips and tricks to make the food festive.
The class also recognises other aspects of food health and safety. “We include lots of other foodie things like how to make food choices, kitchen safety and helping children gain confidence both in the kitchen and on the computer,” says Claire.
Originally trialed as a pilot in April 2012, the response from participants was overwhelmingly positive. The program is supported by 5+ A Day.
For more information and to register online go to www.foodsavvykids.com
For more information contact:
Glenda Gourley, Potatoes NZ, 027 428 1646
Fiona Morris, Ideas Shop, 027 224 2542
The first of the Junior Schools Challenges got underway in Rotorua last Friday with fierce competition between Rotorua Girls, Western Heights and John Paul College. Each team had to present two courses in 90 minutes – the entre being tomato based and the main had to include three types of NZ grown vegetables plus potatoes. The pace was great and the standard of food cooked was extremely high. John Paul College won the event (for a second year in a row!) with Tiana Harrod and Taryn Potter working brilliantly together proving that attention to detail and team work paid dividends.