SERVICES

Curriculum Consulting and Writing

 

I have developed scores of curricula for pre-K-8th grade that teach students health and wellness (self-nourishment and, ultimately, self-care) through a heightened awareness of food and its properties via cooking. Some, like my Food Science series, specifically hone science skills (in biology, botany, chemistry and physics), while others, like The Art of Cooking refine art skills (using different media, working with composition, materials and color). All apply basic math skills (including measurement, fractions, addition, subtraction and multiplication). I work with administrators, developing new curricula and materials (including recipes, worksheets, stories) and teaching them best-practice logistics of working with food and cooking in the classroom or lab.

Icing on the Cake: Testimonials

I loved Ms. Nancy’s cooking class so much.! I have been in this cooking class for two years and I would love to sign up for another one. I tried a lot of new foods like winter squash, cardamom, Brussels sprouts and kale. My favorite salad was the kiwi, carrot, radish salad.
Not only did we cook and eat, we also did labs about food. We used rulers to measure the size of plants. We also explored stone fruits and their ripe season. Now in my house we have window boxes and I am growing cherry tomatoes and basil.
I learned that we can use a lot of different tools to cook, not just our hands and senses. We used safety knives, potato peelers and a carrot sharpener (I wonder if you could sharpen a pencil with it?) !!!
Because of this class I can help papi make dinner and I will try any new food at least once to see if I like it. Thank you, Ms. Nancy for making cooking fun and interesting and helping me be excited about food.

- Love, K (a 7-year-old boy).