LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Students at Miami Elementary School were able to learn how foods come from farms to our tables Tuesday morning.
The firsthand learning experience is part of Chartwells K-12 "Discovery Kitchen" program.
The monthly program educates students on how food is brought to their schools. It also encourages healthy eating habits.
This month’s program highlighted pumpkins.
Students were able to try pumpkin seeds baked with paprika and vegetable oil.
Dietitian Elaine Gower said the program even provides students with healthy and creative take-home recipes.
"They can actually take it home for themselves and give it to their parents and learn how to eat healthier,” said Gower.
Gower said these types of programs are beneficial to students at any age.
"It opens everyone’s' minds to eat healthy and know the certain vitamins and minerals that are in the food that we eat,” said Gower.
Chartwells K12 is the food service provider for the Lafayette School Corporation. Gower said they always follow USDA guidelines when planning students' meals.