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Explore the Edible Science of Cooking and Nutrition


Knowing how to cook healthy meals is a key life skill that will pay dividends for decades to come. Learn about nutrition, ingredient labels and food science as you experiment with cooking techniques from around the world.

Students will use their prior knowledge of mathematics for measuring and mixing ingredients as they learn the basics of cooking. We will explore recipes from around the world and connect different cultures to different cooking styles. Students will learn about good nutrition and choosing ingredients. Through science experiments, we will uncover hidden and harmful ingredients in different foods and learn the importance of reading labels on packaged foods. At the end of this course, students will be able to make simple, healthy meals for themselves.

What You Will Learn

  • Gain a basic understanding of how to care for their bodies through healthy nutrition
  • Explore different cooking styles and techniques by following recipes from around the world
  • Learn to make simple meals for themselves
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of reading labels on packaged foods
  • Track their nutrition, water intake, sleep patterns and exercise for a week to learn about the importance of healthy habits

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Course Number: WKSP-90100
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)