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Community Work Days

One of the things parents and teachers consistently say makes Abeona special is community. There are many ways we build community at Abeona House, from our laid-back potluck events to our teachers coming over to babysit. So far my favorite…

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Professional Development Week 2018

  Each year in August, Abeona House closes for a week of professional development. What do we do all week? Read on to find out.   This year we kicked off the week with three hours of medicine administration training….

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Chef Hannah’s Blog – July: Family Food Traditions

Everything is well on the food program front. We’ve been trying new sides – kale chips! cucumber salad! – and enjoying our old favorites, too. This month, though, I thought I’d take a break from sharing about the food itself…

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Chef Hannah’s Blog

The Abeona House food program was instituted using the farm-to-table model, incorporating local, fresh, and organic foods into the meal plan wherever possible.  Following in these footsteps—and excited to see how we can expand our vision—the Abeona House community will…

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Build Your Own Pizza Day

This Friday is our very first build your own pizza day! I will be going into each classroom and helping the teachers and students top English muffins with sauce, cheese, and different toppings. This is part of our bigger goal…

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School Garden

We are very excited this week to be finally putting in our new school garden! Working with professional gardener Susie Wrenn, whose work you can see at Atchafalaya Restaurant (among others), we hope to have a beautiful and diverse garden….

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Granola: It’s for Everyone!

One of my favorite breakfasts to make is granola. If you haven’t tried it at home, it’s super easy and versatile. I actually don’t even measure anything except the oats when I make our Abeona House granola. Add your favorite…

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Eggciting Personal Victory

We eat a lot of eggs at Abeona House, it’s no joke. They’re full of protein, easy on a budget, and kids love them (unless you have an egg allergy, then you’ll probably have toast and sunbutter that day). To…

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National Cheese Pizza Day

Friday September 5th was National Cheese Pizza Day! In accidental celebration, we feasted on delicious cheese pizza on our homemade sourdough crust. The dough is started from a little chunk saved from the last batch, and takes 3 days to…

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Thank-You Bites

Sometimes a picky eater can be a daunting task for caregivers. One day, feeling a little defeated, I cried to Julie, “If only we could give an M&M reward when they try everything on their plate!” Rewards and incentives subsequently…

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