The students were introduced to Yap Fusion and the array of easy to make, tasty and seasonal local recipes growing in their backyards.
Part of the presentation included an interactive working sample of personal consumption choices.
Students were asked to choose from several imported and local food options and explain why they chose what they did.
Canned tuna, ramen, eggplant or taro... coconut or Coke. Students voted with money.
Surprisingly most students chose the Taro over all available options, only a couple of them went with the Kimchi ramen pack.
Those who chose Taro said it was free, healthy and tasted good. The ramen choosers went with the noodle pack for its saltiness, convenience and easy preparation.
Pizza that grows on trees with stronger nutritional facts than most packaged foods labeled "Organic".
Preparing breadfruit pizza dough can be explained in 4 minutes, which is about how long it took for the classes to sample two large eggplant pizzas.
Smiles, thumbs up and laughter accompanied the afternoon snack.
Elizabeth Phal presented other local projects that aim at a healthier, more economically sound Yap.
She expressed the importance of Yapese cultural preservation, along with healthy lifestyle and consumption choices.
The students expressed appreciation for the information, hooted and hollered about the taste of the pizza and were happy to learn that a Yap Fusion R&D kitchen is being built and workshops will soon be available to prepare Yap Fusion recipes at home.