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HOC COOKS!

In this photo, Chef Steve explains the food groups to the students while they stir-fry the vegetables.

We kicked off our second Cooking Matters for Parents class at the Hispanic Outreach Center in Clearwater. We learned how to make healthy Chinese chicken and veggies, use proper cutting techniques and choose the proper portions for the food groups. It was scrumptious! Our students LOVE the hands-on instruction provided by Chefs Donna and Steve with the UF IFAS Pinellas Extension!

Here is the best part… the class is taught in both English and Spanish to accommodate our students and help them expand their food vocabulary!


 

NEW LITTLE FREE LIBRARY IN DUNEDIN

 

Dunedin has its 17th Little Free Library, thanks to a cooperative project involving the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas, Dunedin Library Foundation and Dunedin Elementary School. The little library, which is located in front of Dunedin Elementary School, was recently dedicated. LCUP wrote a grant, funded by the Publix Foundation, to stock the library with both English and bilingual books (English and Spanish).

The Little Free Library allows students and residents in the area to take a book, read it, and return it, or place another book in the box for others to read.

Volunteers from LCUP teach an ESL conversation class for parents of students at Dunedin Elementary School on Tuesday mornings.