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Toronto Catholic District School Board

St. Maria Goretti Students Participate in Good Eats and Great Cooking at George Brown

On Tuesday February 24th, a group of 25 grade 7 & 8 students from St. Maria Goretti Elementary School, teacher Melissa Lee and guidance counsellor Jen Rivers, travelled to George Brown College (GBC) St. James Campus for a day of Good Eats and Great Cooking!
Thanks to funding from the School College Work Initiative (SCWI) and the efforts of GBC staff, Grace Wang and Shelagh Taber-Walsh, our students had a fun-filled day of cooking activities.  Students learned life skills by exploring nutritious food alternatives and understanding the importance of healthy eating habits.
What a great experiential learning opportunity for these students!  These grade 7 & 8 students prior to coming to George Brown College discussed how this day was going to help them answer the questions:  Who am I?  What are my opportunities?  Who do I want to become? and What is my plan for achieving my goals? 
The students spent their morning in a state of the art culinary facility where they cooked up a healthy lunch of spaghetti and meat sauce and fruit salad with instruction from Chef Barone. 
After eating the lunch they had prepared, the students spent the afternoon with Toronto Public Health dieticians, Jasmine and Maxine and nurses, Julie and Brittney, participating in hands-on activities.  Students explored such topics as healthy living, media literacy (as it relates to food labeling), and even enjoyed some physical activity.
At the end of the day, students received a certificate of participation, that they can add to their Individualized Pathways Plan portfolio.
Well done St. Maria Goretti grades sevens and eights!
Check out all the photos here: Good Eats at George Brown College.pdfGood Eats at George Brown College.pdf