The Food for Life team from Jones County Vo-Tech recently worked with the children’s program of Ellisville First United Methodist Church to give them a sample of culinary skills.
Team members Channing Bolivar, Ashley Blackledge, Kristi Holifield, Jessica Mercer, and Family Care and Community Leaders of America President Teresa Scarbrough first showed the children how to be clean and safe while preparing food. The children wore hair nets and aprons just as they would if they were employed in a commercial kitchen and learned to properly wash their hands.
Some of the older children learned safe knife handling skills as they minced onions and chopped peppers for pizza tortilla rolls. The children created “Empty Tomb Rolls” which were used as a reminder of the Easter season.
A community service and public relations tool for the Culinary Arts/ProStart™ class and FCCLA, the Food for Life Team is made up of students from the three Jones County high schools: Northeast, West and South Jones. The students provide a program that teaches elementary school students about healthy eating and safety in the kitchen as they help them create fun and healthy foods.
Ellisville FUMC member Donna Suddith is the teacher and advisor for the FFL.