4-H Kitchens Rule!

This food fun, kitchen accessible and family teaming experience will inspire healthy habits and lead to healthy homes.

Purpose of Workshop

To empower youth and their families to achieve optimal health through hands- on food and nutrition activities with practical applications.

Objectives of Workshop Activities

Participants will work together with a member of their family to:

  • define the meaning of "home cooking"
  • develop and demonstrate kitchen safety and food preparation skills
  • correctly read and follow directions to prepare food using a recipes
  • identify and use a variety of fruit and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins to create healthy family meal options
  • identify the importance of making healthy food choices and trying new foods
  • list the benefits to a family cooking all together and sharing family meals


Making healthy food choices requires more than nutrition knowledge. Children who cook are more likely to taste the foods. Children who cook at home and share meals with family members are likely to try new foods and gain the basic skills to plan menus.

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture