"Discovery Kitchen" program educating students about farm to table foods

The monthly program educates students on how food is brought to their schools while encouraging healthy eating habits.

Posted: Oct 29, 2019 5:30 PM
Updated: Oct 29, 2019 5:37 PM

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.

West Lafayette
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 87°
Kokomo
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 86°
Rensselaer
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 84°
Fowler
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 87°
Williamsport
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 89°
Crawfordsville
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 85°
Frankfort
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 85°
Delphi
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 85°
Monticello
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 85°
Logansport
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 86°
Warm and windy with plenty of sunshine!
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 947918

Reported Deaths: 15377
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1291181990
Lake635721103
Allen53899761
Hamilton44082449
St. Joseph42122590
Elkhart33803491
Vanderburgh30574449
Tippecanoe26915251
Johnson23727418
Hendricks22410342
Porter21832347
Clark17562231
Madison17492385
Vigo16302285
Monroe14545191
LaPorte14389239
Delaware14183222
Howard13971273
Kosciusko11498135
Hancock10935166
Warrick10737178
Bartholomew10635170
Floyd10514208
Wayne10077226
Grant9213204
Morgan8928160
Boone8463111
Dubois7791123
Dearborn769490
Henry7691133
Noble7466101
Marshall7409128
Cass7219118
Lawrence7026153
Shelby6647111
Jackson661386
Gibson6190107
Harrison609386
Huntington604495
Montgomery5853105
DeKalb581091
Knox5535104
Miami548888
Putnam543268
Clinton537465
Whitley529354
Steuben501768
Wabash488692
Jasper483861
Jefferson474492
Ripley457777
Adams446068
Daviess4231108
Scott409165
Clay394957
White393858
Greene393392
Wells389884
Decatur388797
Fayette378578
Posey362341
Jennings356056
Washington334747
LaGrange325175
Spencer321136
Fountain318455
Randolph317190
Sullivan309449
Owen287064
Starke282864
Fulton280454
Orange277859
Jay257038
Perry254152
Carroll245229
Franklin242838
Rush237030
Vermillion235050
Parke221420
Tipton212055
Pike211740
Blackford170534
Pulaski168551
Crawford147318
Newton145845
Benton143916
Brown135846
Martin130217
Switzerland126910
Warren115616
Union98511
Ohio80511
Unassigned0482

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events