Eighth graders in Janet Clayman’s culinary careers class at Forest Grove Middle School recently attended a career exploration field trip to Indian River State College Culinary Institute at the Mueller Campus in Vero Beach. Lisa Lamarre, Academic Coordinator and Chef Deborah Midkiff lead a discussion on eating nutritiously by making informed food choices. The students participated in adding condiments to a salad in which they had to figure the total number of calories. Malik Thompson was awarded an apron for calculating the correct number of calories. The IRSC culinary students prepared and served a healthy lunch. The students were given a guided tour of the commercial kitchen and talked with the college students about their studies. Career and Technology Career Specialist Dana Caputo chaperoned the trip, which was made possible through a school-wide grant from the St. Lucie Education Foundation.