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You think March is Mad, look what our school is stirring up!

Wellness in the classroom

In a world where fast food and processed snacks often dominate the menu, Alma Fuerte is stirring up a recipe for change. At the heart of our initiative is a newly introduced Culinary Arts/Wellness class, where students aren't just learning to cook, but also understanding the importance of nutrition and health.


In this class, the kitchen isn't just a place to whip up tasty treats; it's a laboratory for exploring the relationship between food and wellness. Students dive into the fundamentals of nutrition, learning about essential nutrients, balanced diets, and the impact of food choices on their bodies. This class goes beyond theory; it's hands-on, allowing students to put their knowledge into practice.


Under the guidance of our dedicated instructor Chef Matthew Fast, our chef is transforming raw ingredients into culinary masterpieces. From chopping vegetables to simmering sauces, they're honing their culinary skills while also developing a deeper appreciation for the food they eat. But the impact doesn't stop at the school gates.

One of the most inspiring aspects of this program is how it's extending its reach beyond the classroom. Students are taking the knowledge they've gained home with them, sharing it with their families and communities. Parents are noticing the difference, as their children come home with newfound enthusiasm for fruits and vegetables they might have previously turned their noses up at.


It's a heartening sight to see families sitting down to meals together, enjoying dishes crafted with care and attention to both flavor and nutrition. And it's not just about what's on the plate; it's about the conversations sparked around the table. Discussions about the importance of a balanced diet, the benefits of trying new foods, and the joy of cooking together are becoming commonplace in households across the neighborhood.


The impact of the Culinary Arts/Wellness class extends beyond the dinner table. Students are developing life skills that will serve them well into adulthood. They're learning about teamwork, time management, and the satisfaction that comes from mastering a new skill. These are lessons that go far beyond the kitchen; they're preparing students to navigate the challenges of the world with confidence and resilience.


But perhaps the most significant testament to the success of this program is the gratitude expressed by parents. They're not just seeing changes in their children's eating habits; they're witnessing a transformation in their attitudes towards food and health. Alma Fuerte's culinary class is igniting a passion for wellness that will stay with their children for years to come.


So, if you're looking for a recipe for positivity, look no further than our middle school Culinary Arts/Wellness class. It's not just about cooking; it's about nourishing minds, bodies, and spirits.


The results are nothing short of delicious!


Cooking class for Middle Schoolers





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