ITSS wins inter-schools cooking competition
Tweet Share Winning team – Group C of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary SchoolTeam C of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School has emerged victorious in the St Joseph Health District’s inter-schools cooking competition with one thousand two hundred and fifteen points.The competition, held under the theme ‘How health is your breakfast’, was organized as part of activities to commemorate Caribbean Wellness Month which was observed in September.Two groups from the Isaiah Thomas Secondary and Portsmouth Seventh Day Adventist Schools participated in the competition which was held on Thursday 20 October 2016 at the Isaiah Thomas Secondary.The students were given a box of locally grown food items and asked to prepare breakfast within an hour and thirty minutes. They were judged by Pamela Guiste and Lucina Lafond Charles and nutritionist Marynese Titre. Group B of the Portsmouth Seventh Day Adventist School placed second with one thousand one hundred and seventy eight points, Group D of the Portsmouth Seventh Day Adventist School with one thousand and ninety four points and Group A of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School placed fourth with nine hundred and seventy-three points.“We planned this cooking contest because we realized that some of the students they come to school without any breakfast and we know that breakfast is a very important, as they say one of the most important meal is your breakfast,” Public Health Nurse, Sylvia Julien told Dominica Vibes.The competition was also planned to give the students an opportunity of showcasing the Food and Nutrition skills that they have learnt while in high school.“One of the main reasons why we are having this contest is that we also realize that when children do not eat breakfast at home, they come to school and they buy a lot of snacks and sweet drinks which adds in the epidemic of obesity which leads to chronic non communicable diseases in the future, so we want to instill in them the importance of eating a proper, healthy breakfast at home so that actually help in weight loss because they will eat less snacks between their meals,” Nurse Julien explained.Nutritionist, Marynese Titre said the students were judged in a number of areas which include their personal appearance, cleanliness and hygiene; appropriateness of meal for the individual; texture and color because that is what appeals to people; their understanding of meal planning and the various principles involved in meal planning; methods of cooking; understanding various cookery terms; whether they understand the nutritive value of the foods they have prepared and also the deficiency diseases that are related to those nutrients; food safety which is critical in meal planning; and whether they worked as a team we looked at them and see whether there was team spirit.“I just want to say that you did a splendid job to begin with, all of you. I need to congratulate you I am sure that you know in an exercise like this somebody is going to score more points than others OK” But I just want you to know that all of you did an excellent job, you did very, very well and bear that in mind,” another judge Pamela Guiste told the students.Jays Limited sponsored gift certificates for each participant, while the other sponsors were West Coast Cooperative Credit Union, Healthy Living Wellness Centre, JB Hygiene and PetroCaribe. – / 33 294 Views one comment EducationLocalNewsSecondary ITSS wins inter-schools cooking competition by: Dominica Vibes News – October 20, 2016 Share Share Sharing is caring!