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We recognize that there is great concern regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities. After following basic CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) steps to prevention, what can we do to support our students and keep them safe? Our spring Seasonal Scoop provides you with CDC precautionary measures, food safety tips, an outdoor garden game, an indoor game, and a garden-inspired recipe. We hope these tips and activities will help keep your kids as safe, active, and healthy as possible. If your school, center, or community space has been temporarily closed, please consider sending this to the parents of your students to use as they see fit.
 
Center for Disease
Control Precautionary Measures

 
We encourage you to follow these precautionary measures at all times as outlined by the CDC. Click the picture below for more essential food safety and classroom tips that are especially important to follow during flu season.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and immediately place it in the trash (and then wash hands).
  • Stay home if you are sick.
Knife Safety Tips and Tricks
 
One of the most important steps to becoming a chef is learning how to use a knife safely in the kitchen. That’s what we tell all our students before we start cooking. Click the picture to read our knife safety tricks and tips to teach your children.
 
Seasonal Garden Tip
Brought to you by our team in the Garden at Oracle Park,
the San Francisco Giants Stadium
Encourage your kids to explore what’s growing in your school, community, or home garden with Garden Bingo!  Click the picture to learn how to play. If your local government has directed you to only go outside for essentials, please follow the protocol and save this outdoor activity until it has been deemed safe by health experts. 
Indoor Bingo
 
Make the most of your time at home with this Indoor Bingo game! 

Click the picture to learn how to play.
 
Rainbow Garden Cracker 
Build an Edible Garden!
Guide kids to design their own Garden on a Cracker by chopping colorful vegetables utilizing different plant parts to make their "garden" and using hummus as the "soil." This lesson teaches kids that healthy snacks can be fun and full of color. Here are some ingredients we like to use:
  • Rice cakes (garden bed)
  • Hummus (soil)
  • Sesame seeds (seed)
  • Carrots (root)
  • Celery (stem)
  • Purple Cauliflower (flower)
  • Cherry tomatoes (fruit)
Pro tip: Encourage kids to try their first bite together using the phrase,"Crunch on three! One, two, three...Crunch!"

Healthy Kids Nourishing News

We're celebrating five years of Healthy Kids in the Bon Appetit Kitchen! Our culinary education program has reached over 10,000 students in 72 cities in 23 states!

Click the picture to read the full version of our 5 year Healthy Kids Impact Report.


Want more recipes? Our Healthy Kids Blog is packed with kid-friendly recipes for you to share with your students.

Click the picture to visit our website!
 


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Contact us:
Garden at Oracle Park Program Manager: Sam Wilder samuel.wilder@cafebonappetit.com

Healthy Kids Program Coordinator: Nina Abramson nina.abramson@cafebonappetit.com

 
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