BEESTRO – Bringing home NutriBee’s buzz

NutriBee equips youth to be nutrition leaders at home. Have a look at some of the ways NutriBee reaches America’s families with a sampling of NutriBee’s homework folder.

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YUMS UP – Be a taste tester

NutriBee includes a chance to take your chemosenses (taste and smell) on a grand adventure.

1. On the table below, write a check-mark next to each of the foods that you have tried.

2. Then rate the foods you have taste tested with Yums Up.

Here’s the Yums Up Scale:
0 Yums Up – Not Tasty
1 Yum up – Tasty
2 Yums up – Very Tasty

3. Circle the three foods from the list below that you would choose for your own brown bag lunch.

4. Choose a word that best describes the flavors you taste from the three foods you chose, and write it in the space next to that food.

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KITCHEN SCAVENGER HUNT – Do some exploring

See how many of these items you can find in your family’s kitchen.

⬜ Snack container for dried fruit
⬜ Working kitchen smoke detector
⬜ Thermometer or temperature gage in the refrigerator
⬜ Egg timer
⬜ Metal or glass water bottle
⬜ Scrub brush for fruits and vegetables
⬜ Cutting boards
⬜ Cooking oil – check the expiration date and look for no trans fats
⬜ Spices and herbs
⬜ Oven mitts that fit
⬜ Food in case the electricity goes out
⬜ Ceramic bowl for fruits like berries
⬜ Herbal tea
⬜ Hand soap at the kitchen sink

Bring your checklist to your local NutriBee where you can earn fun-to-use and useful kitchen gadgets.

 

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PRESIDENTIAL CHILI RECIPE – Prepare a Meal

“Hail to the Chef!”

When President Obama was first elected President of the United States a news reporter asked him about food. He said that Yes, he cooks and that his favorite food is chili. His family recipe is a red bean chili which can be found on the internet.

Compare your homemade chili compares to the Chief’s, Chef.

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Prep Time:  Overnight
Cook Time:  3 hours

Students should each receive:

  • One bag of beans and rice
  • Cup of assorted beans and rice
  • One bag of seasonings
  • Dried vegetables (contents may vary)
    1 Tablespoon celery
    1 Tablespoon onion
    1 Tablespoon bell peppers or carrots
    2 Tablespoons of tomatoes

Spices

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Soak: Let the beans and rice soak in 2 cups of water overnight.

2. Simmer: Mix the rice and beans with 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of cooking oil or butter. Simmer (Cook the mixture in a covered pan on low heat) for 5 hours. Stir on occasion.

3. Season: Add the seasoning to the beans while they simmer.

4. Serve: Congratulations.  You have just made chili!  Enjoy it with friends and family.

FAMILY NUTRITION ACTIVITY – Talking the Talk

Field your parents and grandparents a few nutrition questions:

1. When you were my age what did you eat for breakfast?

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2. At NutriBee we learn about four types of food that come from the sea: Fish, shellfish, sea vegetables (seaweed), and salt.  Do you have a story about the sea or any of these foods?

Answer:

3.  We are going to have a band. The musical instruments are going to be kitchen stuff. What do you think I should bring to use in the band?

Answer:

4. U.S. Quarters feature states and territories. Several of these commemorative coins have pictures of foods on the back. In the box below, match the state in the left-side column with the the associated state food in the right-side column with me.

Alaska Peach
Georgia Herbs
Arkansas Salmon
Northern Mariana Islands Wild rice
Wisconsin Maple Syrup
Vermont Cheese

Answers:

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