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Ridgefield Academy Students Get The Scoop On Making Yogurt

Students peer into a bowl as they make yogurt during a Nutrition Week activity Tuesday at Ridgefield Academy. Students peer into a bowl as they make yogurt during a Nutrition Week activity Tuesday at Ridgefield Academy.
Students peer into a bowl as they make yogurt during a Nutrition Week activity Tuesday at Ridgefield Academy. Photo Credit: Margaret Cissel
Students make yogurt Tuesday at Ridgefield Academy. Jill Summer, the school's kitchen and garden consultant and a certified chief, monitors the students. Students make yogurt Tuesday at Ridgefield Academy. Jill Summer, the school's kitchen and garden consultant and a certified chief, monitors the students.
Students make yogurt Tuesday at Ridgefield Academy. Jill Summer, the school's kitchen and garden consultant and a certified chief, monitors the students. Photo Credit: Margaret Cissel
Science teacher Jerry Nash assists Ridgefield Academy students with making yogurt Tuesday as part of its Nutrition Week activities. Science teacher Jerry Nash assists Ridgefield Academy students with making yogurt Tuesday as part of its Nutrition Week activities.
Science teacher Jerry Nash assists Ridgefield Academy students with making yogurt Tuesday as part of its Nutrition Week activities. Photo Credit: Margaret Cissel
A Ridgefield Academy student monitors the temperature of yogurt. A Ridgefield Academy student monitors the temperature of yogurt.
A Ridgefield Academy student monitors the temperature of yogurt. Photo Credit: Margaret Cissel
A whiteboard tells Ridgefield Academy students about the yogurt making process. A whiteboard tells Ridgefield Academy students about the yogurt making process.
A whiteboard tells Ridgefield Academy students about the yogurt making process. Photo Credit: Margaret Cissel
Ridgefield Academy students put yogurt into an incubator as part of the process. Ridgefield Academy students put yogurt into an incubator as part of the process.
Ridgefield Academy students put yogurt into an incubator as part of the process. Photo Credit: Margaret Cissel

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Students at Ridgefield Academy learned how to make yogurt with school chef Paul Desiano and science teacher Jerry Nash on Tuesday.

Second- and third-grade students helped Desiano, Nash and Jill Summer, the school’s Kitchen and Garden Consultant and a certified chef, in making the yogurt. The lesson integrated science, math, history and practical applications in food preparation.

Desiano has over 15 years of experience in New York City restaurants prior to coming to Ridgefield Academy. He has been a proponent of “farm-to-table” eating, and provides healthy eating options for students at Ridgefield Academy.

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