Leishman Center: Kids Can Cook

Leishman Center Kids Can Cook

Leishman Center: Kids Can Cook

Kids Can Cook empowers children to prepare their own healthy meals while encouraging better food choices and physical activity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of children ages 6 – 11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2002 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). Providing children with the necessary knowledge and skills to make healthier choices and become more physically active can consequently help to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity. Kids Can Cook is a program designed to teach kitchen skills to make healthy recipes, how to develop MyPlate eating habits, and how to incorporate physical activity into daily lives.

For more information or to register, please call 815.748.8962.