Youth from the Seven Oaks School Division’s Wayfinders program helped Food Matters Manitoba showcase its food programming at the organization’s recent annual general meeting at the Kitchen Sync in downtown Winnipeg.
“They did a vegetarian gyoza and a duck gyoza, they did a pork and elk meatball, as well as a lentil meatball, they did a baguette with a squash puree and feta cheese crumble on top, and they did whole wheat bannock bites that we deep-fried then tossed in sugar and cinnamon and blueberry sauce,” said community food facilitator, Owen Campbell, who worked with the students. “They have been amazing.”
Program co-ordinator David Heinrichs, who teaches one of the seven cooking classes Food Matters offers to youth, said that they work to teach kids recipes that are both healthy and fit into various cultural traditions.
“We thought it was really the best way to really get that connection between the program we’re doing and the people who support us,” he said.