EFNEP/4-H special interest group with Danbury Public Schools at Rogers Park Middle School has continued to meet throughout March and April. Teens tested their knife skills by using plastic knives to cut bananas and strawberries. Teens made fruit dip with cinnamon as a topping for their cut fruit.
To learn more about bacteria on surfaces and the importance of sanitizing work and kitchen surfaces, teens conducted an experiment with apples. One apple slice was kept in a plastic bag as the control, one apple was rubbed along cafeteria table and chair surfaces, another apple was rubbed along the cafeteria floor. All 3 apples were kept in a cool dark space for 1 week. Teens observed the bacterial growth from different surface areas.