March is National Nutrition Month. And as the general rules of nutrition keep changing, students are mentally tuning out. Here, Chef Weiner explains how to emphasize the first four of 10 unchanging basic facts.
By Adam Weiner, CFSE
Culinary teachers at all levels tend to be uncomfortable teaching nutrition because:
- our students have heard so much about nutrition and obesity they mentally turn off when we start talking about “healthy,” and
- most importantly, THE RULES KEEP CHANGING. Just when I figured out how to use a “pyramid” they switched me to a “plate.”