The University of Illinois Extension wants all kids between 3rd and 5th grade to join them in Morrisonville for a cooking camp later this month. The camp is from June 26th through the 28th from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Masonic Temple in Morrisonville. The classes will provide kids the opportunity to learn the basics of cooking and the importance of nutrition and food safety.
U of I Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator Lisa Peterson says the camps are a part of the Eat Local Initiative the extension is promoting this summer. She says learning about nutrition at a younger age will help kids retain that information for the rest of their life and pass the knowledge on to others.
Peterson says there are many skills they will learn related to cooking a good meal.
Peterson says because of a grant from the Lumpkin Family Foundation, the camp comes at no cost. She does say that anyone interested should sign up as soon as possible to ensure they have a spot. For more information or to sign up, you can call 287-7246 or click here.