We love teaching children about the importance of nutrition, where food comes from and how important it is for their growing bodies, in a fun and non-intimidating environment. Children who take part in our cooking classes or school programs go home with the skills, knowledge and motivation to cook for their whole family!
Sprout Cooking and Nutrition Program
The Sprout Cooking and Nutrition Program is a comprehensive five day cooking and nutrition program designed by Sprout, suitable for junior, middle or high school students. The course can be taught at your school’s Home Economics facility or at our purpose-built kitchen. The program includes market tours, health and nutrition presentations, kitchen safety, recipe writing, shopping and budgeting. The recipes cooked over the five days introduce students to a range of cuisines and ingredients, cooking techniques and cultures. Our program encourages team work and leadership, it recognises that everyone learns differently and offers all students an opportunity to learn via reading, watching, listening and doing. The program also addresses literacy and numeracy skills in a practical manner over the five days through recipe writing, budgeting and measuring ingredients.
If you don't have five days available in your curriculum but you're still interested, no problem, we also offer short, modified versions of our course.
Sprout Community Food Program
The Sprout Community Food Program has been designed by Sprout to highlight to students the important role that food has in the community. This program provides students with a a range of food related experiences across South Australia and is designed to explore basic food principles such as seasonality, food and health, food and culture, food and physical performance, food security, food business and of course cooking. By the end of this five day program students absolutely recognise that food in today's society is much more than something we eat when we are hungry!
Sprout Food Business Program
The Sprout Food Business Program is a fast-paced program where over a five day period students take a food business from concept to creation. In groups of approximately five students, the participants use food as a vehicle to learn about team work, delegation, planning, finance, budgeting, marketing, promotions, nutrition and community engagement. The project culminates in the Sprout Market Place on the final day of the program where students present their business concepts and prepare one item from their menu for approximately 60 guests.
School Cooking Demonstrations
We love visiting schools and hosting cooking demonstrations for students and staff. It might be as part of your school's health & well being week, perhaps it's part of your nutrition or physical education curriculum, or just as a special treat. We can also incorporate a nutrition presentation (or another health presentation) for students and staff.
To enquire about one of the above school programs programs call 08 8443 4343 or complete an enquiry form below and we will respond to your enquiry within one business day.