Down the Hall – Episode 55 – A Pizza the Size of the Sun

If you’re not hungry before listening to this episode, then you will be afterward!

This week’s episode is devoted totally to food. Fiona interviews Barb Finley, the creator of Project CHEF (which stands for Cook Healthy Edible Food), which is a program designed to teach students in the K-7th grade range about healthy food: where it comes from, how to prepare it, and how to enjoy it. Fiona and Alpha (our producer) spent an afternoon at Bayview Elementary School where that week’s program was being held.

They got to see it in action, talk to some of the kids, take some great pictures, and also get Barb to talk about the program and how valuable it is. It’s very successful, and judging by their experience, it’s a lot of fun, both for the kids as well as for the adults who are helping them. They even got pizza, made by the kids in the class! It’s a fun interview with some really great guest appearances as well.

Back in the studio, your hosts discuss their cooking history (or lack thereof, in Dave’s case) and Fiona has a great cooking suggestion for our listeners as well.

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Episode 55 (42:07)

Time Stamps

01:14 | Introduction

Tony Bates on UBC’s new flexible learning initiative.

11:17 | Interview – Project CHEF

Interview with Barb Finley about Project CHEF

36:56 | What’s Happening in PDCE?

Master of Education in Home Economics (HEE2) Cohort – Online (Application Deadline: March 28)

International Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Learning (IPTEL) – Call for Proposals now extended to April 15

Summer Courses in the Faculty of Education


Rouxbe – Learn to cook, online!

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“Pirates” by Dancing Fox

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