Encouraging Kids to Play with Food

While most kids are told not to play with their food, that wasn’t the case today at Century High School in Bismarck. St. Alexius and Kohl’s Cares partnered up to encourage kids to play with their food. Children in grades 2nd through 5th came out to learn about healthy food choices and how to prepare simple, fun snacks. Organizers says the goal of the class is to start healthy eating habits young, and children says they were excited to learn how to cook.

(Jordyn Warner, Participant):  “Just kind of cooking, getting back into the arrangement of cooking and learning some new stuff and what to do before you cook and to try new stuff.”

(Duane Ehrens, St. Alexius’ Head Chef):  “They’re really so energetic, and they want to new learn new things. They want to experience something they can do themselves, which I think is great. They’re able to do that by adding nutrition to their lifestyle.”

(Nina Carter, Reporting):  While the kids played in the kitchen, parents were taken to the supermarket to learn how to shop on a budget and how to accurately read food labels.

Nina Carter, Reporting