Friday, August 2

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome visit CHEF

Baton Rouge, La. – East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was the guest speaker for the first session on the SU Ag Center’s “Creating Healthy Enjoyable Foods” (C.H.E.F.) youth cooking camp. Mayor Broome visited the camp on July 19 and encouraged the participants to continue to make healthy cooking and eating a staple in their lives.  

The C.H.E.F. 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.

This year the nutrition staff held two sessions of the camp. The first session was held July 15 – 19 for youth aged 9-11. The second session was held July 22-26 for youth aged 12-15. Both sessions were held on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus in Pinkie E. Thrift Hall.

For additional information about the CHEF Camps, contact Marquetta Anderson at 225.389.3055 or via e-mail at,

Photos from the CHEF Camp are available here


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