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Posted on: August 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Children Have Fun Learning to Cook at Junior Chefs Camp


Twelve children ages 8 to 12 are beating the heat this week as they learn the basics of cooking at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Family & Community Health Sciences’ (FCHS) Junior Chefs I Cooking Camp. This camp is one of two sessions taking place this summer for aspiring young chefs. Junior Chefs II Class runs from August 1st through August 5th from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey. Both sessions were sold out.

Marilou Rochford, MA, CFLE, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Family & Community Health Sciences Educator said, “This week, the children were taught about the importance of eating breakfast and were shown how to make a variety of foods that meet a good breakfast guideline. The children also learned about “Smart Snacking” as they prepared a selection of snacks including Peachy Peanut Butter Pita Pockets, Apple-icious Oat Bars and trail mix.” Rochford added, “Both camps are hands-on and teach the children cooking skills plus show them how to prepare a variety of foods and snacks incorporating nutrition education with food preparation lessons to encourage a lifetime of healthy eating habits.”

For more information about programs offered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Family & Community Health Sciences, call 465-5115 ext. 609.

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