Educating kids about food, from source to plate

Posts by Wendy Jeffries

How much does lemon or vinegar matter to a dish?

Chef Collin showing students how to cook brocolli

by Collin Morstein, Contributor  I recently had the opportunity to work with TasteWise Kids and a group of high school students. We discussed – and of course demonstrated with hands-on taste tests -how to take an ingredient, or combination of ingredients from good to great with one simple addition – an acidic element. We wanted…

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Teaching our next health ambassadors

students at MissionFit with TasteWise Kids instructor

by Wendy Jeffries, Executive Director I’m excited to share another way we have been recently expanding our TasteWise Kids programming by providing hands-on workshops to students interested in making healthy food choices and learning where their food comes from. Throughout July, I’ve been spending time teaching a series of workshops to a few young men…

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Check out our youngest food explorers

kids art work using cut up vegetables

by Wendy Jeffries, Executive Director, TasteWise Kids Last month I had the pleasure of working with some little tasters when I visited my daughter’s class at First English Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten. We focused on exploring our food in new ways by using our 5 senses. While this day was geared to kids 3-5, really…

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Meet Anthony Dye, Atwater’s Farmer

by Rich Kolm, Days of Taste Program Coordinator, TasteWise Kids For this week’s blog post, we pay a visit to Atwater’s farm. Their farmer Anthony Dye and I worked together at Big City Farms back in the day and it was great to get to visit him at his current farm. Atwater’s is also a…

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Meet Rebecca Teaff of RedStart Creative

Do you like our new logo? Website? We do too and we have Rebecca and the team at RedStart Creative to thank for our new look. I have been lucky enough to have gotten to know Rebecca over the past couple of years after hearing her speak at a local conference. Not only is she…

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