An adventure in food for GT youngsters

Finding ways to get kids to eat food that’s good for them can be a daunting task in the best of times, but one group is doing what it can to entice young taste buds.

As part of its commitment to get youngsters excited about nutritious food that is not only easy to prepare, but also affordable, Feed our Future, which funds nutritionally balanced, low-cost meals for children in need, held a fun, interactive session on Dec. 1 at George Town Primary.

The “Test Your Taste Buds” educational workshop led by volunteers chef Susan Conley Tuason and dietitian Chad Collins, drew a lively crowd of children ready to learn about and taste healthy, wholesome food.

“A lot of planning and time goes into ensuring these workshops are valuable for all who attend,” said Feed Our Future Chairwoman Stacey VanDevelde, who added that the dishes prepared and enjoyed by all contained a number of locally sourced fruits and vegetables.

Organizers noted that when asked to rate this workshop, one young attendee declared it “double excellent.”

Feed Our Future delivers up to two workshops annually as a part of the nonprofit food program’s support of needy children and families in Cayman. The workshops depend on skilled volunteers and generous sponsors, and Feed Our Future expressed appreciation to Cayman Nutrition, Cost-U-Less and The Westin Grand Cayman, among other sponsors.