Why there is no TWKatHome Activity today

Dear TasteWise Kids community, I am writing to let you know that we will not be sharing our typical #TWKatHome lesson today and instead encourage our entire community to take some time and space to reflect on current events both locally and nationally. TasteWise Kids celebrates and honors the diverse city of Baltimore and the surrounding…

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Happy National Ag Month!

by Brittany French, Contributor March is National Agriculture Month! Our farming communities are so vital to society – they produce the food that feed our families, fuel, and fibers that clothe us. Though most of us are now inside in response to the COVID-19 crisis and unable to visit a farm in person, there are…

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How to Support Chefs and Restaurants

Photo Credit: Clavel by Kerry Flanagan, TasteWise Kids Manager of Community Engagement and Support Order some Takeout or Delivery, and don’t forget the swag While it’s great to have the extra time to cook at home, we all need a break from the kitchen sometimes. And while this time isn’t fun, there are some silver…

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How to Support Farms

Photo Credit: Karma Farm by Kerry Flanagan, TasteWise Kids Manager of Community Engagement and Support Eat Local This crisis is showing just how essential it is that a region can feed itself and not rely on a global supply chain that is vulnerable to virus, war or other disruptions – support local as much as…

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Reflecting on Local Food System Resilience amid Public Health Crisis

by Anne Rosenthal, Farm to School Specialist, Baltimore City Public Schools As leaders around the world discuss strategies to address the challenge of COVID-19, food often figures prominently in conversations about next steps — from school districts implementing new solutions to meet needs of their students, to a federal judge blocking cuts to the Supplemental…

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A Bad Case of Stripes

Photo Credit: Scholastic by Wendy Jeffries, TasteWise Kids Executive Director   Recently, my daughter asked me to read A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon during read aloud time in her kindergarten class. I’m so glad that she did as it’s a great story and also happened to spark some fun ideas of how…

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Chew on This: Fruit is Gold

Photo Credit: SheKnows   by Nancy Siegel, Professor of Art History and Culinary History, Towson University   Did you see Little Women in the movie theatre this winter? Louisa May Alcott’s writing is truly a testament to American literature. But did you also know that her cousin, William Alcott, was an important advocate of the…

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Spread the Love

Photo Credit: Lauren Conrad DIY Potted Plant Valentines By Brittany French, TasteWise Kids In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve made a calendar of love: here are 10 things you can do in the month of February to celebrate and spread the love, TasteWise Kids style! ♥ Get in touch with Brittany [bfrench@tastewisekids.org] to get on…

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Come volunteer with us!

Days of Taste volunteers and chefs pose for the camera

Interested in what we do and want to get involved but don’t have mornings free? Or want to give back in a way where you can share your talents or skills? Is working directly with kids not your thing? That’s totally ok. We have a variety of ways for volunteers to share their time and…

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Food for thought: volunteering with Days of Taste!

How do we teach kids that fresh, local, nutritious food and good taste aren’t mutually exclusive? With the help of volunteers, our Days of Taste program teaches 4th graders about the elements of taste, the journey of food from farm to table, and balancing flavors to preference. Our volunteers are integral to helping run our…

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Homegrown: Buying Local

by Brittany French, Contributor ‘Think globally, act locally’: it’s a phrase we often hear but may wonder how to follow through. You can join by participating in the 2019 Maryland Buy Local Challenge, happening this week, and get in on all of the summer fun. Buying local can help you make healthier choices and reduce…

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