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KIng Arthur's Life Skills Baking Program

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foodieX2 Jan 17, 2014 02:35 PM

Gotta say I love my son's school! Next week he will take part in this work shop.

synopsis:
<<Here’s how it works:
In an assembly setting, a King Arthur Flour instructor and two student assistants present a 50-minute demonstration on
the bread baking process. Then, each student takes home materials, including our nutritious whole-grain flour, and the
know-how to get baking! Students keep one delicious loaf to enjoy, and donate the other to a community organization
chosen by your school. King Arthur Flour brings this exciting program to your school FREE of charge.>>

He has been baking bread with me since he was small but I still think this a huge benefit in many ways. I never knew this program existed but its nice to know it does

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/baking...

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    HillJ Jan 17, 2014 02:59 PM

    That's wonderful! I'm going to pass the link around the districts I know and see if they have any interest.

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      cwdonald Jan 17, 2014 03:31 PM

      Almost makes you want to bring Home Ec back into the schools ...

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      1. re: cwdonald
        breadchick Feb 3, 2014 07:54 PM

        Yes, and with a course in financial know-how with all the internet and credit pitfalls.

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        rockycat Jan 17, 2014 04:34 PM

        I really wanted my kid's school to do the program but the school was too small and KA didn't want to make an exception. I was really bummed.

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          rainey Jan 17, 2014 06:14 PM

          Bummer that KA wasn't available but you could probably get 25# of flour from a local wholesale grocery for under $20. You could get a pound of yeast for about $5. The school could, no doubt, give you water. And you could bring a pound of salt and probably not even use a quarter of it.

          What I'm saying, is it sounds like a GREAT idea and you've got the enthusiasm. You could do it!!! I bet if you talked to the good folks at KA they'd share a lesson plan.

          Go talk to the school. There's nothing that will spoil. There isn't anything but the flour that might be an allergen and there probably would only be 1 or 2 kids in any class that would have a wheat allergy -- more bread for the community organization.

          You can do this!

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            rockycat Jan 18, 2014 08:49 AM

            I might could. If my kid were still at that school. :-)

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              HillJ Jan 18, 2014 08:58 AM

              I don't have any kids in grade school but I still passed the information along to the SuperT and Princip. in my district. I see no downside for participants or the community and the primary work is done @ home.

        2. girloftheworld Jan 17, 2014 06:27 PM

          That is so neat... I am sending this to my principal now.

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            foodieX2 Feb 2, 2014 01:53 PM

            And here is the final product!

             
             
             
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              breadchick Feb 3, 2014 07:58 PM

              Good for you! Nothing better in the world than smelling yeast working and smelling the final product fresh from the oven. Love love love!

            2. Chocolatechipkt Feb 2, 2014 05:00 PM

              I agree, it's a great program! (and awesome that it's free!)

              1. davis_sq_pro Feb 3, 2014 08:30 AM

                Very cool! Just curious, does the student donate a loaf baked at home? And if so, is there any risk and/or liability there? I know that many food pantries, at least in this area, will not accept anything that's not commercially prepared (and usually sealed).

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                  foodieX2 Feb 3, 2014 04:09 PM

                  We do donate to them. Most food pantries won't take home baked goods but our school has a close relationship with a homeless shelter that is taking them. My understanding is that King Arthur helps the schools find places that accept them.

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