As part of our partnership with the ‘Pork Te Inspira’ Campaign from the National Pork Board we joined the fun at the recent Fun & Fit as a Family event held at Miami’s Jungle Island where young chefs turned into ‘Little Pork Gurus’ to talk about healthy recipe options and food alternatives. The group of aspiring mini chefs at the ‘Sabios del Sabor’ afternoon were led by Latina Chef Doreen Colondres who had mucho fun teaching participating kids new tricks but also hearing their own ideas.
We attended with our new Food Editor GianCarlo and watched Chef Colondres talk to the kids very clearly about new recipe ideas, getting in the kitchen and really trying new foods. The kids were excited to participate and had the opportunity to create and enjoy their own mini healthy pizzas and create pork meatballs as a healthier alternative.
But let’s here it from them! Our aspiring chefs had plenty to tell us about their day:
Nos encanto tanto la receta de las albóndigas, que aquí lo tienes! Que disfrutes de tan rica comida.
And our Los Tweens ‘Teen’ Reporters Sophia, Gianna and Olivia had fun checking out the food demonstrations and tastings at the Pork Te Inspira program and added activities throughout the day at Fun & Fit as a Family. Check out our first Pork Te Inspira post on Los Tweens!
Do you have the kids in the kitchen? Tienes a los chicos cocinando desde una edad joven? Share your thoughts on tweens learning to cook from a young age.
Cristy is a serial entrepreneur and award-winning marketing, media and communications practitioner and social media influencer with more than 20 years experience and specialization in Hispanic and multicultural community initiatives and digital content marketing.
As a mother of twin tweens in 2011 and an active Girl Scout Troop leader, she realized there was a need to develop bilingual digital content and foster a community facing the challenges of raising kids after first grade. That year she founded and remains co-Publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, to support multicultural parents and mentors with content related to raising Gen Z- tweens & teens ages 7-18. Through the Los Tweens & Teens LIVE events such as Teens & Me – the growing team aims to provide our community with essential resources from chats with therapists to battle anxiety and bullying, to understanding social media and technology.
A New Jersey native of Cuban decent, Cristy is a board member of Amigos For Kids – a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in the South Florida community. She is a teenage cancer survivor and speaks nationally at conferences and volunteers with cancer-awareness organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida.