SEL Teacher

Chrissa W. Sullivan

Jefferson Middle School
Mt. Lebanon School District
Pittsburgh, PA
“The JMS Mindful Kitchen: Savoring Being Fully Present in the Kitchen and at the Table. Beyond getting families back to the table to learn basic SEL competencies, the program will showcase the kitchen as a meditative practice space with formalized opportunities to practice ‘paying attention’. The JMS Mindful Kitchen will capitalize on food’s innate social and emotional power and its ability to connect the mind and body. Program components such as guided cooking meditations, mindful tasting parties, and an edible school herb garden will teach participants to be mindful, to be intentionally aware of all five senses, and to be fully immersed in each delicious moment which will cultivate healthy, life-long relationships with REAL food.”