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Extension Cooks Up Fun with “Jr Chef” Culinary Camp in Taylorville
July 12, 2016
This summer University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 in cooperation with Illinois Nutrition Education Program-SNAP ED, & Illinois 4-H hosted “Illinois Jr Chef” a 4 day cooking camp in Taylorville. Reaching out to nearly 30 youth and utilizing volunteers from the community. The camp was held June 27-30 at the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville from 9 am to Noon Daily. The free camps were open to children between the ages of 8-12 years in the Taylorville School District. 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. 4-H participants in the Teen Teachers program were on hand to teach lessons and work with participants throughout this hands-on camp. Teen Teachers included: Ivy Fry, Natalie Fry and Lauren Bailey. Adult volunteers included: Iva Lou Ashbrook, Kris Daughtery, Nancy Marsch, Sandy Sample, and Karen Wilson. The 4-H Teen Teacher program is sponsored by the Illinonis 4-H Foundation.
The camp was coordinated by Jodi Heberling, Community Worker, INEP Illinois Nutrition Education Program SNAP-ED. The program was made possible through a partnership with University of Illinois Extension, INEP, and 4-H. The First Presbyterian Church generously donated the use of their facilities to host 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:Adult volunteer Kris Daughtery helps participant Rejeana chop carrots during the Illinois Jr. Chef Camp at the American Legion Hall in Kincaid.
Local Contact: Jodi Heberling, Community Worker, SNAP-ED, email@example.com