After being on hold due to the pandemic, Assistance League of Bend’s These Kids Are Cookin’ program has returned to two local Title 1-A elementary schools. During the after-school cooking class, low-income 4th and 5th graders learn basic cooking skills, kitchen safety, and nutrition. Yesterday, Assistance League of Bend members and volunteers introduced the importance of a eating a healthy diet, how to safely use a knife, and how to set the table to students at Bear Creek Elementary School in Bend and M.A. Lynch Elementary School in Redmond. They also enjoyed fresh fruit skewers and breakfast burritos which they prepared using their new skills. The program will continue for three more weeks where the students will prepare a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner. They will also have the opportunity to share their newfound cooking knowledge with family and friends during the final class. To encourage healthy eating habits at home, each student will receive a cookbook that includes recipes from the class, tips on food safety, and how to eat smart.
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