The experience can be modeled as a one time workshop or weekly life skills adventure to HealthBarn USA. Each session lasts two hours. This time helps the students improve their attending skills as well as their work endurance. All students follow directions whether they are following a recipe, planting in the garden, or cleaning up.
Real life Math Skills including counting and addition, measurement, and fractions are also used each week. Students learn to work together in small groups as well as with the full time professional and dietetic interns. The students receive the recipe of the week to encourage them to cook at home with their families.
In collaboration with your teachers and aides, all activities are modified so each student is able to participate according to their academic level and leaning style. Students who cannot communicate utilize pre-programmed teaching pages that include pictures of related vocabulary, ingredients for each recipe and the basic concepts being taught. Also, Educational Interpreters guide the hearing impaired students through the learning process.