We partner with King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC), and OSU SNAP ED to provide a Nutrition Education component utilizing our “Kids Kuisine” and “Life on a Plate”. KDMC & OSU SNAP ED teach the kids about nutrition, peer pressure to eat the “wrong” things, meal planning, following a recipe, the importance of exercise, and many other aspects of living a healthy life through good nutrition. “Kids Kuisine” is a cooking class, developed for ages 6-12, for the purpose of providing the opportunity for younger children to learn to work with their hands.
They will learn to make simple sandwiches, how to bake, preparing and cooking vegetables, etc. The class provides information on cleanliness in the kitchen, balanced diet, and healthy snacks. Many of these children come from lower socioeconomic homes where they are on their own to find something in the house to fix to eat for themselves and/or a younger sibling. Discussion also takes place on what to do and where to go for help when there is nothing in the house to eat. The purpose of the “Kid’s Kuisine” program is to plan and prepare a healthy and balanced food dish for each of the participant’s families. This program gives the youth time to interact with families, building quality relationships, time and education on nutritional values.
Getting ready to set the table.
Prepping the food and getting started.
We just made loaded baked potatoes! Yum!
Serving our perfect fruit salad in pineapple boats!
We prepped, we cooked, we served, and we cleaned up. It was a perfect delicious meal!
Look how beautiful our pineapple boats look. They were so delicious with our chicken salad. WE are learning to cook fancy also!
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