The afternoon started out with a discussion about My Plate. The teens talked about what the food groups are and which items/how much of each group they should be eating each day for proper nutrition.
After learning about the nutrition background and talking about different types of healthy foods, the students then got to make a healthy snack to eat. Liz brought in the ingredients to make whole wheat flatbread and the kids got to work, mixing the ingredients and kneading the dough. They were each given a portion to flatten and shape as they so desired before putting it on the griddle to bake.
After the flatbread was done cooking, Liz shared some hummus with the teens to try. Many of the students had never tried hummus and although not all of them enjoyed it, they all enjoyed trying something new.
Although it's hard getting back into the swing of things and we started out with only a few teens at the beginning, by the end of the activity more students stopped by to join us, especially since food was involved. Every one had a great time learning with Liz and we're excited to have her back next month for another great activity.
Join us next week, Wednesday, January 13 for Unique U, an art activity about individuality and expression from 330-5 PM. See you there!