This year, a course in Food Sciences is being offered to juniors and seniors at ESD for the first time. To supplement what they learn in class, students taking Food Sciences will also be learning firsthand on field trips.
Last week, the class had the opportunity to go to The GEM Organic Juice Bar. The owner, ESD parent and juice-enthusiast Mary Kathryn Bass, is passionate about nutrition and health, and was excited to show the students the ins and outs of cold-pressed juice.
While at The GEM, students learned that juicing has some serious health benefits. Since the juice gets into your bloodstream, it affects the whole body. The process of creating a juice removes the pulp and fiber from the vegetable or fruit, which students got to witness behind the counter. But it's not just juices that can boost your health. Students also got to sample superfoods like turmeric and kale, which both have superb healing benefits for your body.
Now that they've got juicing under their belt, next month the Food Sciences students will be going behind the scenes of Central Market to learn more about the gourmet grocery chain.