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Miami Eats at Miami Science Museum: Nutrition Can Be Fun (Photos)

Eating House's Giorgio Rapicavoli plays with his chemistry set.
Eating House's Giorgio Rapicavoli plays with his chemistry set.
All photos by Laine Doss

The Miami Science Museum in Coconut Grove turned its focus on food this past weekend as kids and grownups alike got an education in healthful eating and just what it takes to get the food we eat onto our table.

Interactive displays were scattered throughout the museum as visitors touched, tasted, and tested their brains to find out how much iron is really in cereal, discovered that everything (including strawberries) has its own unique DNA, and learned that bees have specific tasks assigned to them in the making of honey.


Of course, you can't just talk about food without sharing, so delicious bites were to be found, including nitro ice cream, tea and biscuits, and samples of healthful meals from Eat Well Foods.

What did Short Order learn at Miami Eats? That even we didn't realize how much sugar is in our soft drinks and that everyone is fascinated by liquid nitrogen.

Part tea ceremony, part performance art.
Part tea ceremony, part performance art.

Susan Lee Chun reinvents a traditional tea ceremony as performance art.

Miami Eats at Miami Science Museum: Nutrition Can Be Fun (Photos)
Local produce is fresh and bright.

Teena's Pride offers samples of its local produce.

 

There's more sugar than you think in soft drinks.
There's more sugar than you think in soft drinks.

Just how much sugar is in popular soft drinks? A 20-ounce bottle of Mountain Dew has a shocking 77 grams! This game totally stumped us, though we did answer correctly in the case of water. (The correct answers are in the circles under the drinks.) 

Nitro ice cream is a delicious way to learn about science.
Nitro ice cream is a delicious way to learn about science.

Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management students make nitro ice cream.

Latin Burger feeds a hungry crowd.
Latin Burger feeds a hungry crowd.

Latin Burger offers tasty lunch to hungry museumgoers.

Giorgio Rapicavoli plays wizard to a group of enraptured kids.
Giorgio Rapicavoli plays wizard to a group of enraptured kids.

Who knew Eating House's Giorgio Rapicavoli was so popular with kids? Hint to parents: Next time you're figuring out birthday entertainment, skip the clown and pony and hire a chef!

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