Teaching Healthy Eating in Aruba

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Regional Executive Chef for Divi Resorts Matt Boland recently led two cooking classes for young children at a local school in Oranjestad, Aruba. Using simple ingredients like spinach and mushrooms, he showed the kids how to prepare a simple quesadilla with vegetables as he talked about the importance of healthy eating habits and properly balanced nutrition. Then the classes sampled the meal—proving that nutritious food can also be delicious!

Chef Matt and Divi Resorts organized the classes in concert with IBISA, a department of the Aruban government focusing on public health. “Working with children and food are two of my favorite things, and being able to combine them—while showing children healthier eating habits—is a win-win,” Chef Matt says.

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