Healthy Kids and Nestlé Professional together with the LTB Chefs Association –
Philippines and Philippine Young Chefs Club led by Chef Fernando Aracama
celebrated International Chefs Day with the Grade four students of Ulango
Elementary School last December 5, 2016.
Chefs Day is a global celebration of culinary arts. The theme for this year is
Art on a Plate, which raises awareness in children about healthy eating by
allowing them to become artistic with their food. Boosting kids to be more
creative with vegetables and fruits which, is a great way for them to realize
the importance of a balance healthy lifestyle by eating new selections.
The 44 grade
four students were given toques and coloring pens for them to personalize their
own chef’s hat. The personalized toques moved the students to do well with
their hands-on activity where some of them desire also to be a successful chef
graced the program by having a demonstration first and then encouraged the
students after to create their own masterpiece using carrots, cherries, corn,
lettuce, pineapple and spinach that feature something special about Christmas –
from lanterns to wreaths. The judges picked the best masterpiece per table and
selected the overall winner before the students could eat it.
interaction is priceless and [to] be able to do it in a place like Batangas,
out in the city, is even more rewarding. The children were very enthusiastic
and enjoyed the hands on artistic food activity provided to them.” Chef Aracama
the event, the students were assessed with their behavior and knowledge toward
the ingredients provided to them and how likely they will eat their own
masterpiece after the activity. Nestlé Professional Chef Aggie said that she is
hoping after this activity, the students are not just inspired, but really
challenged to eat more fruits and vegetables daily.
This is the
second year the LTB Chefs Association – Philippines has partnered up with
Nestlé Healthy Kids and Nestlé Professional to involve more young chef and
students in the celebration of International Chefs Day.
is driven by Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to
a healthier future.
To learn more about
the Nestlé Healthy Kids Program, click here: https://www.nestle.com.ph/stories/Pages/Nestl-Healthy-Kids.aspx