Meal Preparation

Children Cooking Class

How often do you hear your child/children ask, “I want to help cook?” The Jefferson County Extension Office will often a Children Cooking Class. The class will be held May 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Topics include Cooking Safety, Hand Washing, Mixing Skills, Reading a Recipe, Food Preparation Skills and Using Small Appliances. …

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Sugar In Our Foods Lunch and Learn

  According to the Florida Department of Health, in 2004 53.2% of Middle/High school students in Jefferson County are obese. The state average is 28.2%. Therefore healthy eating is a top priority. In our March Lunch and Learn participants will learn how much sugar is found in various foods we eat everyday, a beverages. They …

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February is National Baking at Home for Family Fun

The Home Baking Association has declared February as “Bake at Home for Family Fun.” This is a great way to get children involved in cooking. This will increase family time and give the children an opportunity to be involved in the meal. Eating at home as a family has shown to improve family bonding. This …

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Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Dine In Day December 3rd

December 3rd is FCS Dine In Day. This day is set aside for families to eat together. Last year, more than 100,000 people committed to preparing and eating a healthy meal together. This year we are planning to increase to 2000,000. Research has shown that eating together as a family is a bonding experience.”Eating together …

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Stirring Up Life Skills

Cooking not only teaches youth about health and nutrition through meal preparation, but reemphasizes life skills and other core competencies.  It is possible to overlook the core concepts that are applied during meal preparation because they are being indirectly reinforced.  For example, notice that 1/2 of the MyPlate icon.  Click here to check out the table to …

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