Kid Chef Mini Camp

Mary Virginia Boutwell, Crawford, Terri L.  |  6/8/2011 11:35:54 PM

Learning to cook helps children learn about nutrition and healthy eating. It also helps boost their self-esteem – they learn something new, accomplish a task and can then in turn make a contribution to the family. Cooking is a great way to learn life skills and also provides real lessons in science, math, language and creativity. Learning to cook teaches children to plan and make decisions. It all starts with a recipe and a desire to learn.

The LSU AgCenter will be conducting a three day Kid Chef Mini Camp from July 12 - 14, 2011, for kids aged 9 to 12 years old. The camp will help kids learn the basics about good nutrition and physical activity and relate it to their everyday life through hands-on activities, food preparation skills and sampling. Children will learn how to refuel their bodies through nutritious snacks and meals. They will learn basic food preparation skills and how to make easy and quick snacks and meals that they can make for not only themselves but their family and friends as well. Participants will also be given the opportunity to move and be active and learn how to balance calories through being active with the food they eat.

The three day camp will begin at 9 a.m. each day and
conclude at 1 p.m. The cost to attend the camp is $20 and only money orders will be accepted. The cost will cover all food and paper supplies, the Kid Chef Cookbook and other goodies the participants will receive during the camp. Money orders should be made out to the LSU AgCenter. The camp is limited to 20 participants and will be filled on a first come, first paid basis.

If you are interested in attending the camp, you can pick up a registration flyer at the following locations: LSU AgCenter Scott Research and Extension Office on Highway 15, the Extension Office at 6562 Main St. or branches of the Franklin Parish Library. You can also click on the link below to download a copy of the registration form or contact Terri Crawford or Mollie Johnston at 318-435-2903 and a form can be faxed to you for completion. The completed forms and money orders must be turned in to Terri Crawford at the LSU AgCenter Scott Research and Extension Office on Highway 15, Building B, by July 5 to be registered to attend the camp.

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