Trails Momentum Students Can Now Get Food Handlers Certification
Trails Momentum, a young adult wilderness therapy program, is now working with ServSafe, a national restaurant association, to provide coursework that allows students to become ServSafe certified. The course covers food safety, hygiene, controlling time and temperature, preventing cross contamination, and sanitization. Students work through a textbook with five main chapters before taking the final exam.
Students who complete this exam can use their certification as an asset when applying for jobs and working in the food industry. Because it covers basic life skills such as kitchen safety, this knowledge is beneficial for all students even if they are not pursuing work in the food industry.
This is relevant learning; Trails Momentum students are very involved in cooking while on basecamp. They make all of their meals under the supervision of Nick Karikas, Kitchen Coordinator. Nick teaches students knife skills, new recipes, and the benefits of nutrition and how to maintain a healthy diet.
“Most students come to Trails Momentum with no previous cooking experience. We often see how anxious new students are in the kitchen because it is a place where they are not comfortable. After our students spend more time cooking, their anxiety around the kitchen decreases and many start to open up and start experimenting with food,” adds Nick Karikas.
Learning to cook healthy meals, nutrition and the mind-body connection is built into the core values at Trails Momentum. Students graduate from the program with the knowledge and skills needed to maintain both their physical and mental health.
To learn more about the life skills students learn at Trails Momentum, please visit https://trailsmomentum.com/life-skills or call (877) 296-8711.
Trails Momentum is an adventure-based outdoor program for young adults ages 18-25 who are struggling to launch themselves into adulthood. Students are guided on a journey of self-discovery where they develop self-concept and are empowered to make the transition into independence. Adventure programming, clinical services, family involvement, college coursework, and social skill development are seamlessly interwoven to maximize the transference of important life skills and address clinical and behavioral challenges.