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Culinary & Health Sciences

 

 

 

Your child is enriched through studies in a wide variety of topics in the Culinary & Health Sciences program. Students learn about anatomy, nutrition, and the biology of how food affects the body. They explore other cultures' diets and lifestyles and plan and prepare meals. Incorporating math, science, critical thinking, and analytical and writing skills, the students calculate measurements, explore how different ingredients react with each other, creatively combine ingredients, plan menus, and write recipes.

To establish the right foundation for these studies, your child will participate in various activities that create a basic understanding of self-worth in order to realize the importance of maintaining personal health. Human anatomy studies, using an abundance of hand-on experimentation in our Science Lab, teaches your child how a body's basic internal systems work together. This brings your child to understand the role of good nutrition in helping the body to function with maximum efficiency.

Activities in our own organic garden help children explore their direct connection with the ecosystem and how to increase the environment's sustainability. Students learn how a well-balanced, healthy environment supplies plentiful food. They explore where food comes from and learn what defines real food. This supports your child’s understanding of how human behavior directly impacts the environment.

Your Child's Culinary & Health Sciences Curriculum

Whether your child is at the Preschool/Kindergarten level (three to six years old), the Lower Elementary level (first through third grade), or the Upper Elementary level (fourth through sixth grade), he or she will gain vital knowledge about nutrition and health through studying these subjects. In each age/grade grouping, the curriculum continues and builds upon the curriculum of the previous levels. Students study these fascinating topics using the Montessori Method that maximizes children's potential and prepares them for life:

Human Anatomy
- Central Nervous System (Brain & Spinal Cord)
- Skeletal and Muscular Systems
- Respiratory System
- Cardiovascular System
- Digestive System
- Concept of Homeostasis
- How Systems Respond to Constantly Changing Feedback
- Urinary System
- Immune System
- Endocrine System
- Complications That May Occur When Systems Fail
to Maintain Balance
- Peripheral Nervous System
(Senses of Touch, Taste, Smell, Vision and Hearing)

Nutrition – Gardening, Cooking and Food Science
- Roles of Nutrition and Physical Education in Maintaining
Our Bodies
- Understanding the Importance of Nutrition
- Macronutrients (Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fat)
- Micronutrients (Vitamins and Minerals)
- Various Food Guides
- Calories
- Nutrition Labels
- Healthy Cooking
- Food & Culture
- Chemical Reactions and Cooking
- Understanding of Metabolism
- Fluid Balance in the Body
- Food Advertising and Critical Thinking
- Creating and Maintaining a Garden
- Components of a Healthy Garden
- Cultivating and Cooking Plants in Organic Gardens
- Understanding the Nutritious Value of Cultivated Foods
- Relationship Between Humans and Plants
- Eating Seasonally

Biochemistry
- Understanding the Chemical Processes in the Human Body
- Physical and Chemical Functions of the Various Systems
in the Body (Digestive, Cardiovascular, Skeletal,
Respiratory and Nervous Systems)

 

 

 

Contact us today to get your child started learning Culinary & Health Sciences at Living Montessori Education Community.


 

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