LJA is currently studying about healthy food choices and how body systems work. Mrs. Candice Rendon demonstrated three simple, healthy dishes, with a roomful of hungry students eagerly watching. It looked like a scene from a television cooking show.

Seventh-day Adventist schools dedicate a unit each year to our health. Students learn how their body works, and what they can do to help their bodies operate at an optimal level. Also, we have the privilege of presenting a plant-based diet. The LJA kids were literally eating it all up.

Mrs. Rendon asked students to help her make a peach cobbler. One student poured in one-half cup of veganbutter, another added two teaspoons of baking powder and one cup of coconut sugar. All of this was mixed with one cup of bread flour and spooned into a baking pan. Two students drained cans of peaches and poured them on top of the cobbler mixture. Off to the oven to bake. We were going to have a sweet treat to eat at the end of the day.

Healthy sandwiches were made by using ingredients such as: Morning Star Bacon Strips, vegan-mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomatoes. Fresh apples were cut into wedges with almond butter and raisins on top. It was just a different twist on ants-on-a-log.

Our thanks goes out to Mrs. Rendon for encouraging us to care for our bodies which are the temples to our Creator God.

Susan Zimmermann