Virtual Classes

 Teachers and Parents! You Need a Break. We are here for you!

Our focus is on plant-based nutrition, exercise, and intersectional issues including race, the environment, and kindness to animals. 

 

Live interactive classes:

Parents – schooling at home? Sign your children up for any of the courses that show specific days and times. Click the button below to register.

Teachers – in the classroom or for students learning virtually from home. While your students can take any of the classes below, we can also offer some classes exclusively for your classroom (see which ones, below). Click the button below to register your interest. For details contact kelley@healthyschoolfood.org.

Please note that parents/caregivers must agree to supervise their child(ren) in our cooking and exercise courses for safety reasons and that our classes are recorded for others to view and learn.  

 

We offer most of  these classes for free (cooking classes are $2 each) to make it easy to participate, however, for planning purposes we need to know how many to expect. Please sign up only if you are committing your child/students to take the class and let us know if you change your mind or need to cancel.

   

All classes are 1 hour. Classes start the week of January 11th and run through June 11th.

There are no classes on school holidays (we’ll be following the New York City school calendar).

Major King Photo

Teachers sign your class up!  Mondays 11 AM (ET) starts 2/1

PE Class: Fitness Challenge (Middle & HS)

Major King of 5 Crew Dynasty will  challenge your students on fitness goals while having fun, and get them inspired to eat right! Fill out Registration Form and we’ll be in touch to arrange. FREE.

 

 

Weekly: Mondays & Wednesdays at 1 PM (ET)

PE Class: Hip Hop & Health (Elementary)

Join Major King of 5 Crew Dynasty and learn fundamental hip hop moves, have fun and get inspired to eat right! Attend one or both days. FREE.

Photo of Emani Parsons

Weekly: Mondays 5 PM (ET)

Let’s Cook Dinner!   (Elementary, MS, HS)

Learn how to make our Cool School Food recipes from Around the World with Emani Parsons. These recipes are on school menus across the country! When you’re done, dinner will be ready! A parent or caregiver must participate with elementary child(ren) for safety reasons. $2 per class.

 

 

Milk made from plants

Teachers sign your class up!      Flexible Schedule

Food & Race
(Middle School) 

This 4-week discussion group is for middle school students. With awareness of racial injustice at an all-time high, this age-appropriate series will foster knowledge of important issues. More details here. FREE. 

Tashya Knight

Weekly: Tuesdays at 1 PM (ET)

PE Class: Animal Pose Yoga (Elementary)

Have fun doing animal pose yoga with Tashya Knight, and learn how to eat healthy! FREE. 

 

Photo of Elisa Burgos holding a yellow pepper

Semanal: Martes a las 5 PM (ET)

¡Vamos a Cocinar la Cena!    (Primaria, MS, HS)

Únete a Elisa Burgos mientras te enseña a cocinar comida latino americana en español. Cuando hayas terminado, ¡la cena estará lista! Un padre o cuidador debe participar con los niños de primaria por razones de seguridad. $2 por clase.  

Tashya Knight

Weekly: Mondays or Tuesdays at 7 PM (ET)

Gardening: Let’s Grow Dinner!     (MS, HS,  Adults)

A four-week workshop on Zoom for new and less experienced gardeners teaching plant-based gardening basics and how to use an online garden app to make gardening easier. Taught by Theresa Joseph. Choose Mondays starting 1/25 or Tuesdays starting 2/23. Class is FREE but you will need a subscription to the app ($29). 

 

 

The Whole Enchilada picture of enchiladas with kidney beans and shredded butternut squash on a lunch tray

Teachers sign your class up! Fridays 11 AM (ET) Starts 2/1

Immune System Tuneup
(Middle & High School)

Learn how to make your immune system as strong and healthy as possible! We’ll learn about healthy plant-based eating and cooking, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction. This course is a private course for Health, Family & Consumer Sciences, and other classrooms. FREE.

Teachers sign your class up!    Flexible Schedule

Food & Race 
(High School) 

This 4-week discussion group is for high school students. With awareness of racial injustice at an all-time high, understanding these issues will help your students be more aware of the intersectionality of food and race. More details here. FREE. 

 

Weekly: Thursdays 11 am (ET)

Humane Education
(Elementary)

Did you know that New York State has a requirement to teach humane education? Learn about humane education and meet the animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Find out why “farmed” animals are really so much like our dogs and cats! While the tour is geared to elementary students in third grade and up, all ages are welcome. FREE. 

Teachers sign your class up! Flexible schedule

Food & the Environment
(Middle & High School)

Learn the biggest action you can take to address climate change, and learn how to make easy climate-friendly food. FREE.

 

Photo of Avis Ambrose with her Dog

Weekly: Thursdays 5 PM (ET)

Let’s Cook Dinner!    (Elementary, MS, HS)

Visit the islands with Avis Ambrose, a professional private chef, as she prepares a Caribbean-style meal. When you’re done, dinner will be ready! A parent or caregiver must participate with elementary child(ren) for safety reasons. $2 per class. 

Emani Parsons

Weekly: Wednesdays 5 PM (ET)

Evening Exercise for Families (Elementary)

Have fun doing a variety of activities and games with your children, including Zumba, Simon Says, Kickboxing, yoga, and more! A great way to spend time together and let off some steam! You’ll also learn about the easiest ways to eat healthier! FREE.