Celebrating National Spaghetti Day the YMCA Way!
It’s become one of the nation’s favourite foods – up there with fish and chips, chicken Tikka or a Sunday roast. Created thousands of years ago, spaghetti is the pasta dish we all love – be it with meatballs a bolognaise sauce or topped with cheese. To celebrate this staple food, National Spaghetti Day provides the perfect opportunity for us at the YMCA to have a tasty meal but also have some fun!
Today, our Early Years settings are engaging with spaghetti messy play, spaghetti craft pictures and models. #Exciting
Our Woolston Nursery will even be cooking a spaghetti meal for the whole community. Watch out for Facebook updates from our Southampton nurseries today where our little ones will be sampling a special recipe.
For those of you who can’t get enough of this family favourite, we’ve found some fun facts about the pasta dish:
- Spaghetti is an Italian word which means “twine”
- Pasta was invented in Asia
- Parmesan is the most popular spaghetti topping
- Tomato sauce and meatballs are American additions to spaghetti following World War II and soldiers experiencing European cuisine.
- According to the International Pasta Organisation, there are more than 600 different shapes of pasta produced throughout the world.
- Eating pasta makes you happy! It’s true — the carbohydrates in pasta increase the body’s production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that scientists believe trigger feelings of happiness and well-being.
Celebrating National Spaghetti Day
Why not get together with your friends and family and serve them a nice dish of spaghetti to celebrate? Have a look on our Facebook pages to see how we are celebrating here at the YMCA. We’d love to see your photos on our Facebook pages too!