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Taylorville, IL 62568
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Jerseyville, IL 62052
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Carlinville, IL 62626
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News Release

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Extension Cooks Up Fun with “Jr Chef” Culinary Camp in Hettick

This summer University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 in cooperation with SNAP ED, & 4-H hosted an “Illinois Jr Chef” cooking camp in Hettick.  The camp was held June 27-30 at the Hettick Community Center. The free camp was open to children between the ages of 8-12 years.  The camp 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.  Teen Teacher Hyler Pence, a participant in the 4-H Teen Teacher program, and adult volunteer Kim Pence were on hand to teach lessons and work with participants throughout this hands-on camp. The 4-H Teen Teacher program is sponsored by the Illinonis 4-H Foundation.

 

All participants will receive a recipe book and kitchen utensils, as well as a certificate signifying their completion of the course.  Young participant Rylee Lovelace had this to say about the program, “Camp is really fun. I liked the Eggs-ole. I put salsa on top of them and it was good!”

 

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.

 

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo.  Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.

 

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Photo Caption: Sharon Clagg, with Extension SNAP-ED, helps Weston Sudduth pour out his pancake batter at the Illinois Jr. Chef Cooking Camp held at Hettick.

Local Contact: Sharon Clagg, Community Worker, SNAP-ED, slclagg@illinois.edu