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Project Title:
Make It, Bake It!
Initiative:
Imagineaction Social Action Projects
School Name:
Harrington Harbour
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
Commission scolaire du Littoral
Project Theme:
  • Connect [relationships]
  • Engage [active & participatory citizenship]
  • Thrive [health & wellness]
  • Lead [leadership]
  • Care [poverty]
Grade Level:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Subject Areas:
The Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences and Humanities, Technological Education
City:
Harrington Harbour
Province/Territory:
Quebec
Community Partners:
Nutrition North Education Initiative
Helen Morency
harrington.nutrition@outlook.com

Harrington CLC - Helen Morency
hmorency@csdulittoral.qc.ca

Make It, Bake It!

Harrington School is a primary(PreK-6) and secondary (sec.1-3) school of 21 students.
A group of students will meet biweekly to create healthy foods for the school healthy snack program and for distribution of a healthier choice of baked goods to the aging senior citizens of our community. During the cooking process the students will learn about using and substituting healthier alternatives ( flax seeds, chia seeds etc.) and to make healthier food choices. They will use a computer program to make a club logo image to attach to the packaged baked goods and to print recipe cards which will be included with the baked goods. A nutritionist will be contacted to ensure that the alternatives being used meets nutritional guidelines, as well.

Update (June-05-19)

The Make It, Bake It club has been very busy preparing and making their healthy baked goods to distribute to the Senior Citizens (50+ Club) in the upcoming week.
They have met consistently for a few days back to back, baking and packaging all of their healthy recipes, in order to have lots of baked goodies to pass out to the senior citizens on a predetermined evening.

Update (June-25-19)

During the last week of school, The Make It, Bake It club members baked healthy baked goods and delivered it to the local 50+ Club to taste test. It was a success and the 50+ club members enjoyed the goodies so much that they requested the recipes.

The Make It, Bake It project was a great success. The students eagerly volunteered to stay to make and bake the healthy recipes throughout the school year. Everyone learned from this experience, not only how to create a more healthier alternative, but to work and cooperate together and to be proud of their productions. The baked goods were placed at the school snack table once a week, throughout the school year, and it was always well received with praise for the cooks and the healthy baked goods.