Monday, June 10

SU Ag Center to Teach Youth Healthy Cooking Skills During Summer Camp

Baton Rouge, La.The Southern University Ag Center is now accepting applications for its “Creating Healthy Enjoyable Foods” (C.H.E.F.) youth cooking camps in parishes around the state.
The C.H.E.F. camps are 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.

Camps will be held in the following parishes and locations:

East Baton Rouge Parish
July 15 – 19, 2019  (Ages 9 – 11)

July 22 – 26, 2019 (Ages 12 – 15)
Registration fee: $35.00 (Same fee for both camps.)
Camp Location: Pinkie E. Thrift Hall on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus
Contact: Marquetta Anderson at 225-389-3056.

SARDI (St. Landry Parish)
Healthy Living Summer Academy
*Cooking Camp is free and will be incorporated into this academy
June 3 – 28, 2019
Contact Angell Jordan at 337-943-2410.

Morehouse Parish
July 22 – 26, 2019
Registration Fee:  $20.00
Contact Marianna Langston at 318-368-9935.

East Carroll Parish
June 17 – 21, 2019
Contact Carolyn Robinson at 318-559-0060.

West Carroll Parish
June 24 – 28, 2019
Contact Carolyn Robinson at 318-428-3571.

DeSoto Parish
June 17 - 21, 2019
Contact Patricia Lee at 318-872-0533.

St. James Parish
July 15 – 19, 2019
Registration Fee: $30.00
Camp Location: Housing Learning Center, 8234 Mills Street, St. James, La 70086
Contact Lisa Weber at 225-562-2320, 225-445-7719 or

Madison Parish
June 18-21, 2019
Camp Location: Madison/ Tallulah Charter

June 24-28, 2019
Camp Location: Madison High School Family consumer Lab. 
Contact Sarah Sims at 318-574-2465.


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