Food Science is a program at Taos Middle School where the students
learn about different careers/jobs as well as culinary arts. Food
Science is taught by Mrs. Alicia Thoma. She recommends that there only be
15 students per period because when they are in the kitchen it is
important it be less chaotic. Guest speakers are bought into talk about
different careers so the students get an idea of all career
Cooking is something all kids need when
they grow up so that is why Mrs. Thoma tries to cook with them 2 times a
week. Some food dishes that they have made throughout the year are
pumpkin cookies, chicken pot pie, Chicken noodle soup, chicken
fettuccini alfredo, pizza, pretzels. It is very important to her that
they learn to cook healthy foods.
A lot of what they
work on in this class deals with what they will need when they get older
and have to live life on their own. For example, they were taught on
how to invest their money and to use is wisely. Another subject is
character education. In this unit they talked about being respectful to
people in their surroundings, to be a good citizen, and being
responsible for their own actions.
Food Science is a wonderful elective student can choose to take. It
has helped many students in the past for there future and it will
continue to help those who are fortunate enough to take it in the
Contact: Alicia Thoma <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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