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Mon, Jul 29


Location is my house near SDSU campus

3 Day Teen Health and Nutrition Workshop + Cooking

Getting teens to eat healthy while having a busy schedule or limited choices are tricky. However, this is the time of big changes mentally and physically that support their immune and overall health. In this workshop we dive into details of how their body needs extra nutrients and then we cook!

3 Day Teen Health and Nutrition Workshop + Cooking
3 Day Teen Health and Nutrition Workshop + Cooking

Time & Location

Jul 29, 2024, 9:30 AM – Jul 31, 2024, 1:00 PM

Location is my house near SDSU campus


About the Event

Do you have a teen that's picky or doesn't like to eat their veggies? Or do you have an adventurous eater that likes to try all sorts of new foods? Either way we are going to cover a lot of ground in this 3 day workshop.

The workshop will begin with 1 hour of instruction followed by communal cooking and eating. We will also make snacks and treats with some homemade ice cream for our last day.  We will pick food from the garden, and I will shop for items from our local farmers market for in-season and local produce. We will also combine some international foods to make this a well-rounded experience.


  • Vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, probiotics, etc What are these and why do we need these?
  • Protein, carbs, fiber, how to get these, what are the best sources and why these are important for growing bodies and minds.
  • Emotions, hormones, mental fatigue, anxiety, how does food help with all this and what can we do to regulate our nervous system.
  • Colors of food, what does it mean, what are the sources, and what are the seasons
  • Impact of ultra processed foods on our health and the environment and why this is important for our teens to pay attention?


The following are some ides of things we may cook. I will have a more tailored version closer to date, but I'd also like the students to help create the menu after day 1. 

  • Hummus
  • "Fatty Salads" 
  • Smoothies and popsicles 
  • Meatballs or kebabs
  • Rice dishes
  • Lentils or beans
  • Omeletes, frittatas, or quiches
  • Homemade granola 
  • Gnocchi and sauce


$270 for 3 days of instruction, food, and take  home item + workbook. 

Payment can be made via the website (fees will be added) or Venmo (no fee and flat $270). Please make payment when submitting form. If you would like to make payment via Venmo indicate Manual payment on the registration form. 


13-17 (please note this is so your teen is comfortable. If you think otherwise please contact me if you'd like)


  • There are no refunds unless I need to cancel. You will be refunded based on the method you made payment (Via Wix website or Venmo)
  • Please be sure to fill out the childcare waiver:
  • The workshop will take place both indoors and outdoors to maximize space. Any outdoor work will be shaded.
  • Students will need to wear closed toed shoes, hat for outside, sunscreen if needed, and a water bottle.
  • All food is local, organic as best as we can, pesticide and hormone free.
  • Please note we do own a dog and cat but they will be kept out of the way during our time (note for allergies)
  • Phone policy: Students are asked to stay off their phone from the time they arrive until pick up. If they are distracting others, I will ask them to put their phones away.  We will have a basket for the phones and they can check it during break times. 
  • Address will be sent in confirmation email. 

About me:

My name is Cham Edussuriya. I am a former Montessori teacher M.Ed, Regenerative farming student, Integrative Health Coach and Trauma Informed Movement Coach. I have 25+ years experience working with students from ages 2.5 to 65. I consider myself a food educator that incorporates history, geography, culture and heritage into cooking classes that focus on health and wellness for all ages. I am passionate about the environment and nature and hope to help bridge this gap between health and nature through food. 


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