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  1. Cooking with Kids! Program Jessie Coffey, RD, LMNT Lincoln Public Schools Nutrition Services

  2. Program Components • Hand Washing • Food Safety • Cooking Safety • Recipe Reading • Learning measurements- TBL vs tsp • Increase self confidence in cooking skills • Introduction to New Foods • Nutrition Education infused into cooking • Learning to having FUN cooking!!

  3. Resources Used • K-State Kids A Cooking website- • http://www.kidsacookin.ksu.edu/ • Healthy, kid friendly recipes • How to videos of a child making a recipe • Cooking techniques and tips

  4. Lining Up for Hand Washing

  5. Recipe Set Up

  6. Baking and Stove Top Recipes

  7. Easy No Bake Recipes

  8. Apple Smiles

  9. Kids Cooking and Having Fun!

  10. Making Fruit Salad

  11. Tempting Tostadas

  12. Students and UNL volunteers

  13. Kids Cooking

  14. Nutrition Education during Cooking Club

  15. Cooking Club- Brownell

  16. Potato Skins

  17. 3-A-Day Recipe

  18. 25 Students, 4 Volunteers

  19. Strawberry Spinach Salad

  20. How to open a can

  21. Egg in a Bread Basket

  22. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program • School must be 50% low income. • Provides all children and staff in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. • It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options.

  23. Participating Schools in LPS • 11 elementary schools • Started 9/9/10 • Overwhelming positive feedback. • Kids love it!

  24. Nutrition Education is Required • Extension provides a tie in in the classroom with the materials that they already provide to our 50% or greater classrooms. • We also provide lunch line education and trivia on fruits and vegetables. • Parent information • Staff information • Student fun facts with snack

  25. Challenges • Staff buy in • Produce purchasing • Inconsistent produce • Mess in the classroom • Where there is a will there is a way…

  26. Health Extravaganza Day

  27. Strawberry Relay Race

  28. Get Those Potatoes!!

  29. Lemon Tic-Tac-Toe

  30. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Outcomes • Children are exposed to more fruits and vegetables and develop a taste for fresh fruits and vegetables at an early age. • Teachers can reinforce classroom content with the produce and promote good nutrition: • Teaching fractions with an apple • Talking about where the produce is originally from • Writing a report highlighting the benefits about the fruit or vegetable snack for the day.

  31. Questions?