Days of Taste is a national nutrition education program which brings professional chefs, farmers, and volunteers to schools to teach students about food, taste, and nutrition. During this school year, fourth grade students at KIPP had the opportunity to participate in this program. As part of this three-day program students learn from chefs where food comes from and how their tongue experiences different tastes (sweet, sour, salty, etc.) by sampling different foods. The students then go to a local farm to see how their food grows, taste food right off the vine, and learn about the importance of eating local. Lastly the students work with the chefs to create a salad with local, seasonal produce that demonstrates the importance of balancing tastes. This program will now be offered yearly at the school
Mrs. Sherrell Savage, the Rales manager of parent and community engagement was named one of the nineteen Flamboyant Foundation National Family Engagement Fellows. “Flamboyan, a DC-based organization, works with educators and 44 schools in the District of Columbia to elevate and implement family engagement practices proven to build trusting relationships among families and teachers that improve student academic achievement. Flamboyan is launching the National Family Engagement Partnership to build a community of practice, share knowledge, and work towards building sustainable family engagement practices across the country. The national initiative aims to improve student outcomes by building the capacity of change-makers who are interested in leading the charge for effective family engagement in their communities.” READ MORE
In case you missed our webinar “Addressing Health and Education Disparities together: The Role of Trauma-Informed Schools” on September 14th or in case you are looking to watch it again, below is the link. Please feel free to share with colleagues, parents, or community members.
Please email Gaby Calderon at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.
Follow the link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2029019343998976781