By the time I started working with cereal, it was clear that cereal was going to be my biggest challenge.
I spent so much time working on it in school, I lost track of the number of hours that were spent on it.
And I remember thinking, “How am I going to teach my kids about it when they’re still young?”
I didn’t want to do that.
I knew that cereal had a long history, but I was only going to focus on teaching about it in a small way.
As I started to get better at teaching, I started putting more and more effort into teaching it in my own class.
This was the year before I started taking any graduate or professional courses.
But as I was getting better, I was also learning about the history of the cereal, and how it came into being.
And my students started coming to class with a deeper appreciation for it.
So, I think my approach to teaching about cereal was very deliberate.
In the years that followed, I learned that the cereal is really not that different from any other product.
There’s the name, there’s the flavor, there are the nutrition facts.
And the cereal’s been around for centuries.
I was just trying to make it more accessible to the public and to the general public, because that’s where most of our kids eat.
If you’re interested in learning more about cereal, check out this interactive guide from the Food Institute.