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San Diego food truck is cooking with lessons on how to run a business

San Diego is gaining another food truck.

This one will soon be run by high school students, combining cooking with lessons in how to run a business.

Tuesday, the San Diego Unified School District unveiled its state-of-the-art food truck paid for in a partnership with Intuit.

The kitchen on wheels will provide work-based learning for culinary students at Mira Mesa, Hoover, San Diego, Garfield, and Morse high schools.

Oh, I’m very excited,” said Taiga Pangelinan, 17, a senior at Morse High School with a father who is a Pacific Islander and a mother who is Japanese.

“My family loves to cook with Spam, and I love to cook it. On my mom’s side, if I get the chance, I like to make ramen,” he said.

A photographer takes a photo inside the new "Sunset Bites" food truck that will be used by high school culinary students, in San Diego, Calif., Feb.  27, 2024
A photographer takes a photo inside the new “Sunset Bites” food truck that will be used by high school culinary students, in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 27, 2024

More than 300 culinary students attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, not only to learn more about the district’s college, career, and technical education programs, but also to be inspired by those who have already found success.

Spencer Hunter was a 2009 graduate of San Diego Unified and


B’s Busy Bakers cooks up something special in Troy

It’s a hands-on lesson in learning for Troy Middle School students.

Every other Friday, you’ll find Kellee Bonenfant’s special needs class rolling their B’s Busy Bakers’ carts through Troy Middle School’s hallways, selling homemade baked goods, coffee and hot cocoa to teachers and staff.

The business puts lessons from their life skills class into real-life practice.

“Our program is called life skills. So we’re teaching our kids life skills, and what it’s going to be like to live on your own, what supplies you have in your kitchen, if you’re hungry and want to make something,” said Bonenfant.

The coffee cart started this year, each student choosing their role in the business.

They learn how to properly measure ingredients, make baked goods, label treat bags. The students prepare carts on Thursdays. Then they hit the hallways, hanging up homemade signs, and setting up a makeshift cash register.

“I’ve definitely seen their confidence grow. So I know that they’re going to be successful out there. I know that they’re going to be able to make change for a dollar or 5,” Bonenfant said.

The class donates its earnings to the Troy community, and to help pay for class field trips.



Smoke from cooking carries health risks | News

Ethiopian woman cooking injera bread indoors over a wood fire

February 21, 2024 – In sub-Saharan Africa, cooking indoors with air polluting fuels may lead to higher risks of cancer and lung disease, particularly for women and children, according to experts.

Women breathe in unhealthy smoke when they cook indoors with biomass fuels such as wood, charcoal, and kerosene, according to a February 9 Cancerworld article. If they are pregnant, the fetus is exposed to the smoke as well. Exposure is linked to higher risks of esophageal and gastric cancers, as well as lung diseases such as pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

To reduce the impact of unhealthy fuels, governments should increase the affordability and accessibility of cleaner fuels such as electricity and ethanol, said Matt Shupler, postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, who was quoted in the article.

Shupler noted that policies should also aim to reduce outdoor air pollution. “Providing households with clean cooking fuels might not, by itself, lead to meaningful health benefits, if they are exposed to high PM2.5 levels when spending time outdoors,” he said.

Read the Cancerworld article: Not just a climate issue: cutting cancer rates through cleaner cooking fuels in Africa

Photo: iStock/Josep Maria Barres