A delicious, healthy smoothie is fun to drink, and fun to make!

A delicious, healthy smoothie is fun to drink, and fun to make!

This month, the teams from two Orfalea Foundation initiatives join forces to bring an informative and interactive workshop to early childhood educators.

The Preschool Food & Healthy Habits Initiative and School Food Initiative will hold “PFI’s Culinary Training for Teachers presented by SFI Chef Instructors” in Santa Maria, beginning at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 24.




School Food Initiative Lead Chef Instructor Janet Stevenson, shown here with three spoons, will lead the Preschool Culinary Training.

School Food Initiative Lead Chef Instructor Janet Stevenson brings her years of kitchen and school expertise to the Preschool Culinary Training.





Virtually all early childhood teachers handle food over the course of their monthly activities. Workshop topics include food preparation hygiene, knife safety, establishing healthy eating for life, flavor profiles, food systems, and carbon footprints. This hands-on workshop will help teachers to prepare healthier food, and set the stage for the children in their care to establish healthy eating habits as well.

Teachers and staff working in SBC early childhood education centers who would like to register or learn more about this workshop can CLICK HERE for more information.

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About Early Childhood Education

Since the year 2000, the Orfalea Foundation has been committed to improving the life outcomes for young children through high quality early education. In Santa Barbara County, there are more than 170 early education centers in which thousands of young children spend 6-12 hours a day. These centers hold a key to the healthy development of our children. READ MORE

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