Archbold Hosts Healthy Kids Cooking Class

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Archbold Memorial Hospital recently hosted a free healthy kids cooking class for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Children learned the MyPlate concept, a visual place setting of the five food groups representative of building blocks for a healthy diet. MyPlates were used to guide children as they selected ingredients from to build their own healthy heart-shaped pizzas. Each child received a “MyPlate”, courtesy of Archbold, to reinforce the importance of making healthy food choices at home.

Archbold caterer Erika Freeman, ensured children received servings of dairy to complete their MyPlate.

Each child received a visual place setting—MyPlate—to help them learn the five food groups representative of building blocks for a healthy diet.

Archbold clinical outreach coordinator Todd Bennett helps children select healthy ingredients.

Sean Austin, director of nutrition services at Archbold, (back left) taught children how to make healthy food choices. Eric Sprague, Archbold chef, (right) helped children bake pizzas in Archbold’s kitchen.

Children used healthy ingredients to build a heart shaped pizza.