Moama Anglican Grammar School is joining the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program food revolution.
In more than 800 schools Australia-wide, around 100,000 children are enthusiastically getting their hands dirty and learning how to grown harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.
The fundamental philosophy that underpins pleasurable food education is that by setting good examples and engaging children’s curiosity, as well as their energy and their taste buds, we can provide positive and memorable food experiences that will form the basis of positive lifelong eating habits.
Moama Anglican Grammar School will now deliver regular kitchen and garden classes, enabling skills-based learning that extends across the entire school curriculum. Teachers are provided with comprehensive training and resources to deliver the Kitchen Garden Program.
As participants in the Kitchen Garden Program, eight to 12 year-old children spend structured time in a productive veggie garden and home-style kitchen as part of their everyday school experience. There they learn skills that will last them a lifetime, and discover just how much fun it is to grow and cook their own seasonal vegetables and fruits.
For more information about the program, visit Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.