Extension hosts culinary camp in Hettick

Extension hosts culinary camp in Hettick

HETTICK (July 5, 2018) – This summer, University of Illinois Extension Unit 18, in cooperation with the Illinois Nutrition Education Program SNAP-ED, hosted a free Illinois Junior Chef cooking camp June 25-29 at the Hettick Community Club for children ages 8-13.

The camp gave children an opportunity to make their own nutritious meals and get excited about healthy foods, such as whole grains and low-fat dairy. They also learned how to add more fruits and vegetables to their daily meals, how to prepare delicious and nutritious meals, and the importance of hand-washing and good sanitation practices.

Participants received a certificate and cookbook with recipes they had prepared, as well as educational handouts to take home and share with their families. “I never used a chef’s knife before, but now I know how to use it correctly and feel confident when using it,” said participant Abbie Landes.

The camp was coordinated by Lizzy Conrady, Macoupin County Community Worker for SNAP-ED, with assistance from Erika Conrady, SNAP-ED Extra Help.

Junior Chef Cathryn Roberts mixes all the ingredients for the colorful coleslaw recipe at a cooking camp in Hettick.