Ashley 5th graders make a corn and bean salad with their teachers.
Ashley 4th and 5th graders learn how to make Hummus with teacher Mr. Zwick.
Ashley 5th graders talk about the meaning of the Kwanzaa Holiday and what it’s like to make a Kwanzaa Salad in class.
This year KGNU provided all 45 5th graders at Ashley Elementary with a combination DVD/CD that contains the songs and announcements and movies they helped create this year. The 10 student reporters at Swansea received a CD of their work as well. Eatyourradio decided to provide these CDs and DVDs so that even … Read more
Healthy eating and healthy exercise often go hand in hand. Jump roping is a great way to get exercise, as these Ashley Elementary Students show.
Three years ago, Boulder Valley Schools hired the world renowned “Renegade Lunch Lady” Chef Ann Cooper, to make school lunches among the healthiest in the nation. They even surpass the new USDA guidelines. They’re free of additives and made from scratch by acclaimed local chefs who want kids to really like healthy food. More students do choose the hot lunches now than they did three years ago, when school food was full of sugar and additives and other junk. But 60% of students still prefer packed lunches, and some of those packed lunches hold a lot of junk. How do students think we can make healthy food be more popular?
Can kids like healthy foods for Thanksgiving? Click these links to hear a 2-minute answer with a special song, from Ashley 5th graders Melody, Ronald, Ruth, Edgar, Anna, Omar, Thomas:. Here are their healthy ideas. Ashley student reporters learned their friends’ favorite vegetable . . . and what they DON’T like . . . The 5th grades say that … Read more
Sierra, a middle school student in Centennial’s first cooking class, explains how cooking food from scratch in the Centennial kitchen has given her more appreciation for school cooked hot lunch.
In 2011, Centennial Middle School teacher Scott Griffith launched a cooking class, where students learned to cook in the regular cafeteria kitchen and shared the results of what they made. Halfway through the class, the students competed in a breakfast menu cooking contest. You can see the results above (note: you need youtube enabled on … Read more
Editor’s note: In 2011, Casey Middle School student journalists agreed to take a closer look at school lunch and what would increase the number of students who eat the hot lunches. As part of that exploration, Sean and Jean met with Chef Ann Cooper, and they had this conversation: Use Quicktime Player to watch … Read more