Maine school chef adds game show for food education

North Yarmouth Memorial School hosted an assembly that involved teachers dressed as fruits and vegetables.

NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine—Start with an end-of-the-school-day assembly, mix in a game show and teachers dressed as fruits and vegetables, and you have a recipe for a food education.

The fourth- and fifth-grade students at North Yarmouth Memorial School made that clear to anyone within earshot Feb. 12, roaring in laughter as they sat on the floor and watched an assembly line of whole and healthy delectables march into the gym.

Erin Dow, a professional chef, and Jon Carlson, food service director for School Administrative District 51, helped cook up a variety of activities to get the youths excited about eating right. This is the second year that Dow has visited SAD 51 schools to teach students how different food groups work to support the learning process.

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