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Extension Cooks Up Fun with “Jr Chef” Culinary Camp in Nokomis
July 8, 2016
NOKOMIS, IL - This summer University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 in cooperation with SNAP ED, & 4-H hosted “Illinois Jr Chef” cooking camps in Nokomis. The camp was held June 20-23 at the First Baptist Church in Nokomis. 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 Teen Teacher program were on hand to teach lessons and work with participants throughout this hands-on camp. Teens Teachers included: Regina Marley and Karly Bruntjen. The 4-H Teen Teacher program is sponsored by the Illinonis 4-H Foundation.
The camp was coordinated by Dusty Hall, 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. First Baptist Church of Nokomis generously donated use of its facilities for the camp.
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: It’s all in the wrist! 4-H Teen Teacher Reggy Marley helps a Jr. Chef participant open a can at the Illinois Jr. Chef Camp in Nokomis.
Local Contact: Peggy Hampton, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, firstname.lastname@example.org