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Videos from Minneapolis K-12 chef get families cooking with take-home food boxes

The sky’s the limit for kids and families to make the most of meal boxes with the help of school chef and trainer Rebecca Polson of Minneapolis Public Schools.

Many popular YouTubers post videos of themselves “unboxing” things, whether it’s a new makeup palette or a new video game system or just about anything. Piggybacking on that trend, with a school chef twist, Rebecca Polson, C.C., SNS, culinary trainer with Culinary and Wellness Services at Minneapolis Public Schools, created a series of unboxing videos for families in the district receiving meal boxes during quarantine and into the summer.

“The unboxing videos came from a request from the wellness team, who runs our department’s social media, to film videos on how to reheat some of the items in the box,” Polson says.
I know how popular ‘unboxing’ videos are on YouTube, so I thought, why not show off all menu items, rather than just showing the ones needing to be reheated. I asked my boss, Omar, if I could go ahead with filming recipes and he gave me the green light.”

You can find the videos on Polson’s Facebook page, MPS Chef Rebecca or @ChefRebeccaK12 on Instagram and Twitter. Check out some of her recipes, plus practical filming tips for greenlighting your own video project.

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