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Children Have Fun Learning to Cook at Junior Chefs Camp

Cooking Camp

By Press Release

COURT HOUSE – 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 week’s camp is one of two sessions taking place this summer for aspiring young chefs.   Junior Chefs II Class will run from Aug. 1 through Aug. 5 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 are full.
Marilou Rochford, MA, CFLE, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Family & Community Health Sciences Educator said, “So far 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.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development.  This is accomplished through the use of science-based knowledge and university research.  Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an education organization within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. 
Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s education programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

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