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Food Explorers - Afterschool!

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So many options for the popular Food Explorers program this fall. Katie and her team will be back to help your child discover new foods, get experience in the kitchen and learn about nutrition and healthy eating.

The one with the dinner club
Join Food Explorers for our weekly dinner club! Each week you’ll make your own dinner and practice your cooking skills with Miss Lara. You’ll be making: Southwest Taquitos, Mini Calzones, Zucchini Lasagna Boats and Veggie Tot Nachos. Each recipe is nut free but will contain dairy and/or eggs. Each child will make their own portion.
Fridays 5:00-6:00pm, 2/4-2/25 

The one where you bake some spring treats
Join Food Explorers for some cozy baking! You’ll get creative in the kitchen by making things like homemade pastry and mini pies with Miss Lara. You’ll be making: Cinnamon Sugar Knots, Banana Cream Pie, Mini Blueberry Pies and Pumpkin Twists. Each recipe is nut free but will contain dairy and/or eggs. Each child will make their own portion.”
4/28-5/19 5-6pm, Thursdays

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COVID-19 Safety Precautions for this program:

Food Explorers is committed to provide a safe and fun environment for your child. Here are the precautions we are taking for in-person programming:
Safety precautions:

  • Child pick-up/drop off will take place outside - parents are encouraged to stay in the car.

  • Instructor will be wearing a face covering

  • Children are required to wear face coverings except when eating

  • Eating dinner and/or snack will take place outside (weather dependent)

  • Children are making their own meals and snacks

  • Food safety gloves will be worn whenever food is being touched

  • All equipment is being thoroughly cleaned and surfaces will be wiped frequently

  • Children will be seated 6 feet apart whenever possible

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About our Instructor -
Katie Shepherd is a Registered Dietician. After graduating from UCONN and spending some time working in community nutrition, Katie decided to start Food Explorers, as a way of combining her two passions: nutrition and educating children.

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