Thursday, June 16

SU Ag Center to host Youth Summer Cooking Camps in East and West Carroll Parishes

C.H.E.F. Camp to provide youth with cooking principles and nutrition education
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 aged 9-18 in East and West Carroll Parishes.
The camps will be held in Lake Providence, La. (East Carroll) from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., June 21-24, at the SU/LSU Extension Office, 502 1st Street; and in Oak Grove, La. (West Carroll) from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., July 6-9, at the Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center, 10284 Hwy. 17 South.

Registration for both camps is $10 or parents can contact Mrs. Robinson about donating a food item for the camp.

Only 10 youth will be accepted in both camps on a first come, first served basis.

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.

To register, for additional information or for a list of needed food items contact, Carolyn Robinson at 318.559.0060 in East Carroll Parish or at 318.428.3571 in West Carroll Parish.

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