Healthy Little Chefs
Conducted by Nutritionist Addiya Wahaj
“Health and Nutrition” is crucial for the proper growth and development of children. With special reference to meals, it broadens its span to the other spheres of life.
In order to introduce the concept and enhance the knowledge of our developing minds, we conducted a “Healthy Little Chefs” workshop on 8th February 2020. The workshop was organized by The Elite Club Jeddah and conducted by the nutritionist and expert Addiya Wahaj of Calwatch.
The two-hour workshop comprised of three segments that ranged from an introduction to the implementation of healthy choices. The first segment began with an interesting video via which the Food Pyramid was introduced and explained.
“Making healthy choices at a supermarket” was the theme of the second segment.Children were given the knowledge to read food labels and understand the nutrition facts printed on every product. To make it realistic and interesting a grocery setup was done by the organizers. All-day to day items from junk to healthy were displayed in sections. The participants were divided into two age groups. Later they were taken around to load their grocery baskets by making wise health choices.
The third segment was all about “Cooking and preparing healthy meals”.Expert Addiya Wahaj beautifully managed to make these healthy choices appealing to the little chefs. The children participated in excitedly in this activity. A lip-smacking date and banana smoothie, yummy sandwiches with variations and quick and creative finger foods added to the appetite of the little chefs.
All in all, an interactive and informative workshop, introducing a simple nutrition message including a hands-on opportunity to learn to prepare or work on simple recipes for a healthy and nutritious meal or snack.