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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 learn and make a new delicious recipe with the help of a nutritionist, and maybe even play some fun games about food! You’ll be making: Taco Salad, Greek Grain Bowls, Ricotta Gnocchi, and Rainbow Pasta Salad.. Each child will make their own portion, and all recipes are nut free but may contain dairy and eggs.
Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm, 9/23 - 10/14 

 
The one with baking and snacks
Join Food Explorers for four weeks of delicious snack recipes! Each week you’ll make a new snack and learn all about food. You’ll be making: Cheesy Broccoli Bites, Avocado Fries, Chocolate Cheesecake Cups and Banana Bread Cake Pops. Each child will make their own portion, and all recipes are nut free but may contain dairy and eggs.
Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm, 9/23 - 10/14

 
The one with the dinner club - a second helping!
Join Food Explorers for our weekly dinner club! Each week you’ll learn and make a new delicious recipe with the help of a nutritionist, and maybe even play some fun games about food! You’ll be making: Black Bean Burgers, Spring Rolls, Southwest Tacos and Greek Quesadillas. Each child will make their own portion, and all recipes are nut free but may contain dairy and eggs.
Fridays 5:00-6:00pm, 10/8-10/29


The one with holiday baking

Join Food Explorers for four weeks of delicious holiday themed snack recipes! Each week you’ll make a new snack and learn all about food. You’ll be making: Chocolate Peppermint Energy Bites, Banana Pancake Pops, Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups and Peppermint Bark Dip. Each child will make their own portion, and all recipes are nut free but may contain dairy and eggs.
Fridays 4:30-5:30pm, 11/19 - 12/17 (no class 11/26)


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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



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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Food Explorers After School - The one with the dinner club 
N/A 2 - 6 Th  09/23/2021 - 10/14/2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd. - Main meeting room
$70.00 R, $70.00 NR
 
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Food Explorers After School - The one with baking and snacks 
N/A 2 - 6 Th  09/23/2021 - 10/14/2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd. - Main meeting room
$70.00 R, $70.00 NR
 
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Food Explorers After School - The one with the dinner club - a second helping! 
N/A 2 - 6 10/08/2021 - 10/29/2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd. - Main meeting room
$70.00 R, $70.00 NR
 
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Food Explorers After School - The one with the holiday baking 
N/A 2 - 6 11/19/2021 - 12/17/2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd. - Main meeting room
$70.00 R, $70.00 NR
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