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Extension Cooks Up Fun with “Jr Chef” Culinary Camp in Stonington
July 26, 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 Stonington. Reaching out to nearly 30 youth and utilizing volunteers from the community. The camp was held July 18-21 at the Holy Trinity Hall in Stonington from 9 am to Noon daily. The free camps were 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. 4-H participants in the Teen Teacher program were on hand to teach lessons and work with participants throughout this hands-on camp. Teen Teachers included: Brooke Bates and adult volunteers included: Janet Hurelbrink, Chloe Fulk, Nancy Briggs, and Ellen Colbrook. 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, 4-H, and Holy Trinity Hall.
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: Lauren Peabody and Ella Kother wash dishes during the Illinois Jr. Chef Camp in Stonington.
Local Contact: Jodi Heberling, Community Worker, SNAP-ED, firstname.lastname@example.org