Every family takes a turn during the school year and brings in amazing food that represents their family fare routinely and/or culturally. A wide range of foods that are prepared to taste or ingredients to process with or for the children are the norm. Each family signs up for their 15-20 minute session at the beginning of the school year and conducts the session with their child’s learning group or classroom. All 145 families take a turn. Most classrooms also cook on their own and explore various foods a number of times during the school year.