Last Monday Kim Szeto, the Farm to School coordinator, and I had the pleasure of visiting Kids Can Cook with Ayla Gavins, principal of Mission Hill K-8, and eight of her students. Kids Can Cook is an organization with a mission to teach children life skills through cooking and nutrition. Each group of students attends 6 – 9 classes at the main Kids Can Cook kitchen on Albany Street.

In each class, students learn proper technique and the basics of cooking while preparing a full, wholesome meal. In the class we attended, students created a tasty, fresh salsa, guacamole, and chicken quesadillas. Kids Can Cook makes sure that the meals they prepare with students are both appealing and healthy. At the end of each class, the students pack up the meal to take home and share with their family. This encourages students to share what they’ve learned and to spend more quality time with their families.

Check out more about this amazing organization!