WASHINGTON – Washington D.C. Public Schools recently partnered with the embassies of Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland and Denmark to celebrate Nordic Food Day.
Nordic Food Day was the first in the International Food Program series that aims to introduce students to new cultures and customs.
Students and staff at Miner Elementary School hosted a special guest: Prince Daniel of Sweden.
Miner Elementary School partnered with the Swedish Embassy through the Embassy Adoption Program, which brings experiential and global learning to students in the District.
Students sang the national anthems of the United States and Sweden to the royal guests. The gymnasium was filled with information about history, traditional music and chocolate making.
Frida Johannson, a private chef to the Swedish Ambassador, treated children to Swedish chocolate balls, made out of butter, sugar, vanilla, oatmeal and cacao powder then covered in coconut.
The cafeteria at Miner served up Swedish cuisine as well. The lunch menu was Nordic salmon with dill sauce, roasted root vegetables, Nordic cucumber salad, crisp bread and a whole wheat dinner roll, a pear and milk.
The International Food Program will continue in January with Indonesian Food Day.