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Extension Cooks Up Fun with “Jr Chef” Culinary Camp In Carlinville
June 15, 2016
This summer University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 in cooperation with SNAP ED, & 4-H hosted “Illinois Jr Chef” cooking camps in Carlinville. The camp was held June 13-16 at Extension office in Carlinville. The free camps were open to children between the ages of 8-12 years. The camps offered kids the opportunity to make their own nutritious meals and get excited about healthy foods like whole grains, low fat dairy and also how to add more fruits and vegetables to their meals. Participants not only learned how to prepare delicious and nutritious meals, but also hand washing and sanitation practices, as well as food and kitchen safety. 4-H participants in the Teens Teacher program were on hand to teach lessons and work with participants throughout this hands-on camp. Teen Teachers included: Meghan Wolff and Rachel Wolf. The 4-H Teen Teachers program is sponsored by the Illinonis 4-H Foundation.
Young participant Marleigh Konneker said, “It’s been fun. I like the Pumpkin Pancakes; they tasted like normal pancakes only better. They were my favorite!” All participants will receive a recipe book and kitchen utensils, as well as a certificate signifying their completion of the course.
The camp was coordinated by Sharon Clagg, Community Worker, INEP Illinois Nutrition Education Program SNAP-ED. The program was made possible through a partnership with University of Illinois Extension, SNAP ED, and 4-H.
University of Illinois Extension provides practical education that help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. For more information visit the Unit 18 website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm or contact your local Extension office.
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Photo Caption: 4-H Teen Teacher Meghan Wolff helps Marleigh Konneker of Carlinville make Pumpkin Pancakes at the Illinois Jr. Chef camp at the Macoupin County Extension office.
Local Contact: Sharon Clagg, Community Worker, SNAP-ED, email@example.com