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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Xtreme Cuisine Cooking School

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The "Xtreme Cuisine Cooking School" introduces students aged 10 to 15 to the world of cooking and good nutrition. 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 cook books 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 the “Xtreme Cuisine Cooking School” into their classroom, after-school program or other youth setting should send in an “Xtreme Cuisine Partner Application” (see below).

Xtreme Cuisine Resources

Download the Xtreme Cuisine Kids Cookbook (PDF)
Download the Xtreme Cuisine Activity Booklet (PDF)
Download the Xtreme Cuisine Cooking School Teachers Guide (PDF)
Download the Xtreme Cuisine Calorie Poster (PDF)
Download the Xtreme Cuisine Certificate (PDF)
Download the Xtreme Cuisine Fruit and Vegetable Posters (PDF)
Download the Xtreme Cuisine Partner Application (MSWord)
Download the Xtreme Cuisine Chef Demo Contest Entry (PDF)

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