High Five! is a professionally designed 8-lesson curriculum that awakens children's excitement and interest in their food. It teaches children about healthy eating, simple cooking and cultural models for meals. The lessons are organized and easily followed so that anyone—parent, teacher, or others interested in children, food, cooking and health—can teach High Five!
The eight lessons in High Five! circle the globe, including the cooking of Vietnam, India, Norway, the Middle East, China, the Mediterranean (Italy, Spain, Greece), and Mexico. In their classrooms, the children make or use a typical flatbread and accompanying foods, including:
• Rice Paper Wraps and sauce (Vietnam)
• Chapatti and Dal Fry (India)
• Lefse (Norway)
• Pita Bread, Fattoush, and Chickpea Salad (Middle East)
• Bruschetta, Paximidia (Mediterranean)
• Tortilla, Salsa and Black Beans (Mexico)
Curriculum includes student handouts (photo, map and recipes) and teacher packets (8 lesson plans, recipes, shopping list, basic equipment list, suggested teaching aids & readings). All materials come together in a 3-ring binder.