Friday, May 27

SU Ag Center to host Youth Summer Cooking Camp

C.H.E.F. Camp to provide youth with cooking principles and nutrition education
Registration Form
Baton Rouge, LA – The Southern University Ag Center, in collaboration with the LSU AgCenter, will sponsor its “Creating Healthy Enjoyable Foods” (C.H.E.F.) youth cooking camp for youth ages 9-11 on June 13 – 16 and for ages 12-15 on July 18-21.

The C.H.E.F. cooking camp is designed to teach youth basic cooking principles and nutrition education based on the USDA’s, “MyPlate” food guidance system and Dietary Guidelines.

Each day, participants will work together to create an entire meal while learning healthy eating and physical activity principles, food preparation, kitchen and food safety, common cooking terms, proper food handling, measuring techniques, critical thinking and team building skills, planning and time management.

Both sessions will be held on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus in Pinkie E. Thrift Hall from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Only 12 participants will be accepted for each session. Participants are required to bring a bag lunch and healthy snack each day.

Registration for the camp is $30 and must be accompanied with a completed registration form and mailed to: C.H.E.F., Nutrition Education Program, Southern University Ag Center, P. O. Box 10010, Baton Rouge, LA 70813. Payment must be made in the form of a money order payable to the Southern University Ag Center.

The deadline to apply for both camp sessions is Monday, June 6.

To enroll or for additional information, contact Kiyana Kelly or Marquetta Anderson-Reynolds at 225.389.3055 or via e-mail at, or


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