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March 2017 – Calling all baking educators! Classroom educators, community organization and afterschool program leaders are encouraged to enter. Submit a baking activity or lesson by March 31 to be eligible to win the $1,000 award and a trip for two to New Orleans!
The Home Baking Association (HBA) recognizes an educator annually. The non-profit association seeks to reward educators who have implemented outstanding programs that teach children to bake and share baking in their communities.
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) educators and youth organization leaders for FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America), 4-H, Boys and Girls Clubs, Camp Fire USA and other after-school or community programs are encouraged to share successful community baking programs. Youth who have developed baking programs that teach other youth to bake are also invited to enter.
The outstanding educator selected will receive $1,000 and a trip to the HBA Annual Meeting to present the winning project. All entrants will receive a complimentary teaching resource.
Visit HomeBaking.org for ideas, teaching resources and previous award winning lessons. Congratulations to the 2016 Educator Award Winner, Delaine Stendahl, family and consumer sciences teacher, Whitehall, WI. Stendahl won the award with her entry The Power of Eggs.
For Information on the 2017 Educator Award Program visit HomeBaking.org. Entries must be received by March 31, 2017.
For more information, contact:
Charlene Patton HBA Executive Director: 785.478.3283, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 4: Bake for Family Fun Month
Baking for others can “lend a humane hand” in multiple ways. Three top-of-mind baking action options include
- Plan a baking fund-raiser or sale for a local need.
- Maximize earnings with simple sculpted, designer breads
- Specialty take-home-and-complete items, like artisan bread bowls and par-baked pizza crust, (Step 3)
Partner with “baking the world a better place” and Stop Hunger NOW, another great home baking association member action.
- Bake and Take: Whether baked from a mix or from scratch, it’s the act that counts! Remembering those who are often overlooked can happen ANY day, but start today.
DYK there’s a special Bake and Take Month and Day? Join others in March
- Teach others to bake, then share.
Bake for Good offers direction, curriculum, and expertise.
Learn about their options, including self-directed resources.
- You’ll love the Everyday Whole- Grain Bread step-by-step recipe.
Portable Kitchens is a way to share the wealth of your food skills. Teach baking and cooking activities in classrooms and out-of-school programs without kitchens. Resources includes
Feb 1, 2017 – Families spending time together in the kitchen provides more than great eating! Whether it is measuring ingredients, mixing muffins, rolling dough for pizza or shaping cookies; time with children in the kitchen provides long lasting benefits. (Why Bake?) You wonder, where do I start? The Home Baking Association (HBA) has designated February as “Bake for Family Fun Month” and has resources, recipes and activities to help families get started!
Parents should look no further than the Thrill of SkillThrill of Skill to help them determine age appropriate kitchen jobs beginning at age two. Ten Tips for Baking Success, Safe Kitchen Check List and Baking 101 Food Safety are free online resources at HomeBaking.org. Correct measuring techniques will help families be successful. Finding a task for each member of the family will keep everyone involved and share in the experience. Don’t forget while the recipe is baking families should do clean-up together.
Baking is an inexpensive family activity says Charlene Patton, Home Baking Association Executive Director. Benefits of baking include opportunities to use math, literacy, history, social studies, science and art. She suggests families visit HomeBaking.org to find recipes, family baking activities and resources to help families bake with children of all ages.
HBA features a weekly theme to help families plan recipes and activities during the month starting with Week One “Let’s Get Started Baking”. Other upcoming themes include “Baking for My Valentine”, “Baking History and Traditions” and “Baking for Others”. New features added online this year include special recipe substitutions, technique videos and step-by-step guides.
Baking together is a great opportunity to teach children kitchen skills and share family traditions. Make a treasured family recipes or create a new tradition. How about a make a bread dough and let everyone have fun shaping? The online Dough Sculpting Lesson is filled with tips for working with yeast dough as you shape alligators, turtles or bunnies. Remember whatever you bake be sure to take pictures that you can share and enjoy later.
HBA has many book and bake lessons! Pancakes, waffles, pizza, cookies… pick the lesson and while it is baking read a book and learn more about the ingredients or history of the recipe. Hundreds of ideas are included at HomeBaking.org with links to HBA members providing creative ways to help families have fun in the kitchen! Recipes, activities, experiments, book and bake lessons and videos are all part of Bake for Family Fun Month.
The Home Baking Association is a non-profit association with members dedicated to providing resources to encourage families to bake together. Be a part of the celebration and bake with your family during February and start a tradition for the year!