Orca pasta sauce VS Spaghettios!

After studying the nutrition facts of a can of  Spaghettios (50% of your sodium for a day, 4th ingredient is corn syrup, 22 grams of sugar, etc.), we cooked up some Orca sauce with tomatoes and herbs from the garden. More fresh, more local, more healthy, more organic, and dare I say- more delicious?

This book + this can= a powerful lesson

I have been using Michael Pollan’s Food Rules book as a great mini-lesson for each class.  I just pick a rule that pertains to what we are doing that day and have an open discussion about it. Today’s rule was- Salt and sugar your own food! It’s not a surprise that home cooked food has half  the sugar and salt content.

The sauce was a hit & a very simple way to get kids excited about local & organic fresh foods.

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