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[Opinion] Should SRA Have a High School Cooking and Nutrition Class?

[Opinion] Should SRA Have a High School Cooking and Nutrition Class?
Amy Jerke

Should Santa Rosa Academy have a high school cooking and nutrition class as an elective option? A cooking and nutrition class could help students eat healthier and they can develop cooking skills. It would also be better for students who want to explore more in the cooking industry.

A portion of the class could teach beginner cooking lessons with simple things for the students to make but also things that would be good for them to know how to make. The class could also focus on nutrition, which would be a good thing to have because it would encourage students to eat more balanced meals which is better for their health and also want to make healthier food. Cooking overall is a good skill for students to have for when they are older.

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Ninth grade student Makayla Penner says, “Yes, a culinary class would be so cool. Plus a cooking class would help the kids that want to be chefs.” She also believes that it would probably encourage students to eat healthier.

One student believes that the class should be an option, and so does another.

Ninth grade student Tiffany Nguyen agreed. She put it this way, “I think it should be available because it would help prepare students for life after school.” She also agrees that it could encourage students to eat more nutritious food. She later added, “Yes, and maybe it could go hand in hand with PE or something.”

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Another high schooler who probably wouldn’t take the class but thinks it’s a good idea gave his thoughts on the idea.

Luca Caligiuri, ninth grade, thinks the class should be an option. He said, “I don’t see why not.” He thinks that it could benefit students. He added, “Yes, because people who want to cook will become better at it.” He also mentioned that if it was an option he wouldn’t join. “No, because I’m not a chef, I’m a gamer.” Although he wouldn’t take the class, he still believes it’s a good idea to have the class and that it could help those who want to be going into the cooking or nutrition field.

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Another high schooler who is all for the idea, provided her thoughts.

April Zavala, a tenth grade student, says, “The school should have a cooking and nutrition class because students will learn to make better choices. Most students won’t use the knowledge now in high school, but it will be stored in long-term memory and beneficial in the future. If the school offered this class, I would attend it because I would like to learn how to cook healthier foods, and it will be helpful information even after I graduate high school.” She believes that cooking and nutrition is something that all should know. Without this knowledge, people may go out in the world unprepared.

Overall, based on the overall high school opinion, Santa Rosa should have a high school cooking and nutrition class available.

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Ellie Cobb, Staff Writer
Ellie Cobb; a very caring, smart, and creative individual. She has been attending Santa Rosa Academy for eight years and is a Freshman this year. She puts creativity into every aspect of her life, whether it be crocheting, baking, or writing a story. In the future, she wants to go to college and possibly become a marine biologist. While working hard at school and still finding time to give her cats attention, she has maintained excellent grades. Ellie would love to make an impact as an encouraging person and a great example to those around her.
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