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Junior Chefs learn about food safety

Next class is in Mt. Morris July 16-19

Illinois Junior Chefs is a cooking school curriculum for youth ages 8 to 13 offered by the Extension. Here, teacher Celeste Canfield (left) and Mary Beth Christen, Illinois Jr Chefs Instructor, (right) work with students Joaquin, Alan, and Savana on the correct way to handle and crack eggs during a lesson on food safety for protein food. Photo supplied
Illinois Junior Chefs is a cooking school curriculum for youth ages 8 to 13 offered by the Extension. Here, teacher Celeste Canfield (left) and Mary Beth Christen, Illinois Jr Chefs Instructor, (right) work with students Joaquin, Alan, and Savana on the correct way to handle and crack eggs during a lesson on food safety for protein food. Photo supplied

Illinois Junior Chef is a hands-on, interactive program that kids love and it is FREE!

University of Illinois Extension worked with the HUB Project summer program in Rochelle helping families have access to information on good nutrition and physical activity.

Illinois Junior Chefs is a cooking school curriculum for youth ages 8 to 13.

Extension educators provided a fun, engaging program that allowed youth to learn about nutrition, try new healthful recipes, and gain new kitchen skills.

Ten hours of classes are offered during summer cooking schools. Class lessons include: Food Safety, Measuring, and MyPlate, Choose Whole Grains, I’ll Eat These Veggies, Fantastic Fruits, Go Lean with Protein and Calcium-Rich Foods.

Another class will be held July 16 through July 19, from 9:30 a.m. to noon., at Trinity Lutheran Church’s kitchen in Mt. Morris. This program is for children in the Oregon School District.

Pre-registration is required. Only 20 spots are available and 10 spots currently remain.

Call the Extension office at 815-732-2191 to secure a spot.

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