Jefferson Community Health and Life offering another youth cooking class

FAIRBURY, NE – Children will have an opportunity to learn about healthy eating and the importance of working together at a cooking class hosted by their local clinic.

A ‘Cooking Class for Kids’ will be offered Thursday, Dec. 27, at Jefferson Community Health & Life in Fairbury. The program is open to kids in grades 3-6, as well as their parents or guardians. During each class, participants will prepare a simple healthy meal together and then enjoy the meal as a group.

The class will be offered from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and again from 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Participants will choose one session. The registration fee is $15 per team. Pre-registration with payment is required by Friday, Dec. 21.

Aprons will be available for the children to wear during the class, and available for them to purchase after the class if they choose for an additional $5.

For more information or a registration form, those interested are encouraged to call 402-729-6846.

On Nov. 5, nine kids and their parents participated in a course where the groups worked together to prepare a hearty vegetable-filled homemade spaghetti sauce and made-from scratch-apple crisp.

“A lot of kids these days don’t know the importance of cooking, and don’t get in the kitchen to cook with their parents,” JCH&L registered dietitian nutritionist Lisa Edeal said.  “I think we do a lot of fast food meals and those type of things.  So, I really wanted to get kids and parents back in the kitchen so they can cook together and learn what I consider a very essential skill.”

Another JCH&L cooking class is planned for Mar. 8. Another one is likely during the summer months as well.

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