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Dining in for Healthy Families: Cookbook from Owatonna High School

How is our hometown of Owatonna celebrating Family and Consumer Sciences Day? We're glad you asked and we're happy to share the news from the local newspaper, the Owatonna People's Press...

“A few weeks ago, I asked them each to bring in two recipes,” said FACS teacher Connie Pittmann on Tuesday. “Some brought pasta, sides, salads. Some brought desserts. I just handed them today our class cookbook, so we typed them all together.”

The recipes were collected and then published in a cookbook with the theme “Dining in for Healthy Families.” Pittmann said the theme may change in the years following. Nonetheless, the FACS department will be participating every year around this time here on out she said.

On Dec. 3, students will take the cookbook home and make a healthy meal with their family. This day was proclaimed as Family and Consumer Sciences Day in Minnesota by Gov. Mark Dayton and the national organization has set a goal of 200,000 families across the country preparing and enjoying a healthy meal together.

We love the idea! It might be too late for other schools to create a clever cookbook - but not too late to have students find recipes to Dine In to recognize Family and Consumer Science Day on December 3!

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