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Chefsville Kids

Chefsville Health Fairs (on Campus) 2019-20

Time Frames
After School, Summer, Weekend
Residency, On Campus Professional Development, On Campus Program
Prof. Dev., 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted


'Health Fairs' allows a unique dialog between parents and students. Its meant to improve student outcomes and school performances for all ages. 'Health Fairs' engages both the family and the overall community by offering an educational, festive environment in which to explore attitudes and approaches to food. The program's goal is to help the community examine present health behaviors and attitudes towards food and to facilitate positive lifestyle changes. During this program, some major causes of obesity are covered along with steps to avoid obesity at any age. Chefsville offers activities and resources to empower parents and students. It also offers information sharing and provides additional core academic activities that will allow families to make positive health and nutritional choices. This program focuses on understanding the effects of sugar, salt, and fat, and will allow participants to discover some of the histories about the American diet. Medical publications and studies have shown that when students lower the amount of sugar and salt they consume there is an improve scholastic performance, attendance, focus and ability to comprehend academic material. Parents will see long-term success develop as both they and their child(ren) seek to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Activities include discovering connections between food science, social studies, fractions, and measuring as we explore the history of food systems and food migration. For younger kids this means learning about colors in food for older kids, this means understanding conversions used in measuring. This will allow the students to connect the foods they eat to their health.

Students Will

  • Explore how much sugar is in common foods and drinks and talk about calories versus carbohydrates and how they affect the body
  • Taste and describe new foods and their affects on health
  • Identify specific foods that allow the student to eat the rainbow colors from fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Explain how healthier grains, fruits, vegetables and food substitutions increase bodily function, and how sleep is important
  • Evaluate the relationship between food and exercise in a healthy lifestyle, by discussing calories consumed and expended
  • Discuss different ethnic groups and eating styles and how they form communities
  • Literary Connections: 1) Forks Over Knives, Gene Stone & T. Colin Campbell PHD. ,2011 ISBN-10: 1615190457 2) Super-Sized Kids: How to Rescue Your Child from the Obesity Threat, Walt Larimore M.D., Sherri Flynt M.P.H. Hachette Books / 2005 ISBN: 044657


Dates: Monday - Friday, Contact Chef Scott for weekend availability.
Times: 5pm to 7pm or 6pm to 8pm
Duration: 2 hours
School Fee: Flat Rate: $300.00
Minimum Attendance: 10
Maximum Attendance: 800
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Chefsville may need a digital projector, ELMO, electrical outlets, speaker system (if needed), laptop, cart, 1 or 2- 8-foot tables, & trash can
Other Information: This assembly is tailored to be appropriate for early, middle, or upper elementary grades. Call Chef Sarah at 972-800-5344 to schedule program.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Please book event at least 2 weeks in advance, if possible. Book events as soon as possible because demand for Chefsville Kids programming has dramatically increased. For scheduling, availability and confirmation of program please contact Chefsville at 972.516.0325 or e-mail [email protected] *** Chefsville can substitute or fill-in for other programs that have conflicts of time from another vendor/artist or to avoid cancellation of your program entirely. Please call and give us at least two days notice. For site managers, or other leads, please provide teacher's name, phone number and e-mail address when calling. This will allow for quick and efficient scheduling of your program. Also please have the voucher and approval code with you. Program is confirmed when voucher is approved. If you reach our voicemail, please leave school name, your name and phone# and times you are available and what program and date(s) of interest.
Deadline: Program must be booked 2 weeks before desired date
Cancellation Policy: There are no cancellations, only rescheduling of program within 2 weeks of scheduled date. Please make sure that scheduling is not on state or DISD testing dates. Other than inclement weather, Chefsville will charge for scheduled events on the day event was scheduled. Failure to notify Chefsville two weeks in advance of the scheduled date of any schedule changes or failure to attend the scheduled event will result in the school paying the full price to the program in accordance to the approved voucher.
After School Policy: Program must be at the same location for multiple sessions. Written parental permission required to be at this program after school unless it is a Thriving Minds program. A school faculty member must be available at all times. Additionally, the school is responsible for providing a roster, and approved parent pick up instructions. Private payments should be made prior to venue unless other arrangements are made in advance.

Educational Materials

      Sweet Potato Crossword Puzzle
      Identify Fruit & Vegetables Worksheet
      Recipe - Fruit Carpaccio

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