On the 19th of October our association, the Samoan Culinary Association, SCA, did “art on a plate” in an epic style!
With 130 students ranging from 5 to 12 years old having a lot of fun, education, exercise and art.
The students were divided into 4 groups and experienced kids yoga, interactive cooking demonstration, “eat a rainbow” healthy food awareness run by Ministry of health then zumba.
Once the initial healthy learning was over the students were able to create more art on a plate together while our chefs created there own art on a plate on a grand scale!
We then provided lunch for all!
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The focus on healthy kids, healthy futures runs to the core of our members in Samoa and the Pacific as many healthy issues in can be easily fixed by eating healthy, about 40% of the Pacific island region’s population of 9.7 million has been diagnosed with a noncommunicable disease, notably cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension.
These diseases account for three quarters of all deaths across the Pacific islands, the promotion of traditional foods has fallen by the wayside and its up to chefs to contribute to the promotion and education of healthy local ingredients.
Small steps in the right direction to a healthy and happy future!
On behalf of our President, Joe Lam, and all our members Happy Chefs Day!