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The Science of Food with Liliana

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Food-Related Critical Thinking

Ages 8,19, 11-14, 15-18

Liliana Boas
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Liliana Boas
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About Liliana Boas

I am a lifelong learner driven by a deep curiosity. I've got this natural urge to fact-check info and see if there are better ways to do things. I thrive in places where people can freely share ideas and where questioning the norm is encouraged. In my opinion, learning is a collaborative process that fosters both our person...

πŸ• Weekly Live Teacher-Led Check-ins

You can choose to join any of these time slots when launched.

Wednesday

Starting at 09:00 AM

Wednesday

Starting at 02:00 PM

Wednesday

Starting at 05:00 PM
All times displayed in the UTC timezone. All check-ins are 50min per session. Bring a group of min 5 students and we can open more Check-in options for you.

Learning Experiences for this Pod

Culinary Science Basics

- Introduces the fundamental concepts of food science, including the chemistry of cooking, nutritional content, and the role of temperature and time in cooking.
- Interactive sessions demonstrate scientific principles through cooking experiments, engaging students in the magic of food transformation.

Exploring Global Cuisines

- Students explore diverse culinary traditions, learning about the science behind various regional ingredients and cooking methods.
- Each student prepares dishes from different cultures, understanding the science that makes each cuisine unique.

Farm-to-Table Experience

- Focus on the journey of food from farm to table, emphasizing sustainable agriculture and local sourcing.
- Students will participate in activities like farm visits and cooking with freshly sourced ingredients, linking agricultural practices to food science.

Food Technology and Innovation

- Introduction to modern food technology, including food preservation methods, genetic modification, and innovative cooking techniques like molecular gastronomy.
- Hands-on sessions with tools like sous-vide machines and dehydrators, exploring the science behind these culinary innovations.

Nutrition and Dietetics

- Educating about balanced diets, nutritional needs, and the science of food's impact on health and well-being.
- Students create meal plans and analyze dietary choices, applying their understanding of nutritional science.

Sensory Evaluation Workshops

- Exploring the science of taste, smell, and texture, and how they influence our perception of food.
- Workshops include taste tests and flavor pairing exercises, teaching students the art and science of creating harmonious dishes.

Guest Lectures from Food Scientists and Chefs

- Inviting professional chefs and food scientists to share insights on the latest trends and research in food science.
- Interactive Q&A sessions for students to engage with experts and gain inspiration.

Continuous Culinary Projects

- Students undertake ongoing projects to create innovative dishes, integrating scientific principles with culinary skills.
- Regular presentations allow students to showcase their creations and discuss the science behind their culinary choices.

πŸ“ Why We Recommend This Teacher

Liliana is an outstanding teacher whose approach to nutrition education is both innovative and engaging. Her commitment to lifelong learning and collaborative teaching effectively inspires students to explore the science of food in a hands-on manner. Liliana's ability to make learning about healthy eating both fun and infor...

πŸ“ Why We Propose This Pod

Understanding food and nutrition is crucial for kids as it instills lifelong healthy eating habits and informs their dietary choices. This early education combats the prevalence of unhealthy foods, fosters an appreciation for wholesome nutrition, and enhances their overall academic and critical thinking skills. It's essenti...

🎯 Learning Goals

  • Understanding of food concepts, enabling students to make independent, healthy, and environmentally conscious eating choices.
  • Positive lifelong habits related to food and health.
  • Helping children develop culinary skills.

πŸ’ͺ Skill

Food-Related Critical Thinking

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