Wednesday, July 26

CHEF Camp at SU Land-Grant Campus continues teaching youth cooking and social skills

Campers have fun while they cook 
Baton Rouge, La. (July 26, 2017) - The Southern University Land-Grant Campus continues a joint effort with the LSU AgCenter to immerse youth in cooking lessons in a summer camp titled, “Creating Healthy Enjoyable Foods,” or CHEF Camp.

The second session of the CHEF Camp for youth ages 12-15 is in full swing July through July 28. The camp teaches basic cooking principles and nutrition education to combat childhood obesity and related diseases. It also teaches social skills, food and kitchen safety. In addition to learning how to cook a meal, the youth played a game called "Fear Factor," where they were blind folded and had to identify the fruit or spice they were given to taste. Later, they made Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips.

Camp lessons are based on basic cooking principles and nutrition education utilizing the USDA’s recommendations and guidelines.

For more information about the camp, contact Kiyana Kelly or Marquetta Anderson-Reynolds at (225) 389-3055 or email or


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