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Junior League of Reno Kids in the Kitchen community program continues


Celebrity chef, Jennifer Bushman teaches children about healthy food choices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report approximately 17 percent of children and adolescents aged two to 19 years are obese. Communities nationwide have implemented programs to combat childhood obesity and on Saturday, Aug. 18, the Junior League of Reno will launch a series of programs to educate local children about making smarter food choices. Kids in the Kitchen, a League-wide program launched in 2006, was designed to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. The program is a partnership with local celebrity chef and Scolari’s spokesperson, Jennifer Bushman.

Kids in the Kitchen is a one-day cooking program featuring local celebrity chef, Jennifer Bushman. Bushman will demonstrate healthy recipes and engage participants by having them re-create a variety of recipes. Participants will learn about ingredients, measuring, and preparing simple, healthy meals for their family. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child and adult volunteers will be on-hand to supervise and assist with cooking techniques. Additional programs will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The first series in the Kids in the Kitchen program will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Nevada Discovery Museum at 490 S. Center Street in Reno. The program is free and open to the public; however, participants will be required to pay the standard $8 Museum admission fee (free for children under one). To learn more about the program, contact the Junior League office at 775.826.0445.

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