Commissioner Adam H. Putnam

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Educational Programs and Classroom Resources

“Xtreme Cuisine” Cooking School

The "Xtreme Cuisine” Cooking School teaches culinary and nutrition education to students from early elementary to middle school.

Through this curriculum, students learn to prepare whole-wheat pizzas, fruit parfaits and other nutritious and tasty treats. They also learn how Florida fruit and vegetables used in these recipes provide vitamins and minerals that can help prevent heart disease and other obesity-related illnesses.

In addition, students learn the dangers caused by excessive amounts of salt, sugar and fats in their diet, and how fiber could eliminate their desire for high-calorie, low-nutrition snack foods.

At the end of each session, students learn how many calories are needed for their age and gender, the vitamin and mineral content of many Florida fruit and vegetables, and how to read a food nutrition label. They also receive cookbooks developed especially for young people learning how to cook as well as an “Xtreme Cuisine” certificate attesting to their skill in the preparation of healthy snacks.

Any Florida youth worker that would like to bring this cooking school into their classroom, after-school program or other youth setting should contact the program administrator listed below.

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Contact Us About the “Xtreme Cuisine” Cooking School

Division of Marketing and Development
Bureau of Development and Information
The Mayo Building
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0800

Arlette Roberge
(850) 617-7326
(850) 617-7331 Fax

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