4-H Kids in Charge of the Kitchen 2
4-H Kids in Charge of the Kitchen 2 (4-H KICKS 2) is a program run by Brenda Carpenter, CCE-Tompkins County; Community Educator in 4-H Youth Development. Using 7 lessons designed by Therese O’Connor, Manager of Training & Development at Cornell Dining, KICKS-2 youth participated in: five meetings on food preparation. Youth enjoyed hands-on learning about foods grown and produced in NY; activities promoting a greater understanding of healthy food choices, a celebration meal and tour of a professional eatery. Students participated in 5 lessons where they worked in small groups and prepared 4 – 6 different recipes. The lessons completed were:
- Sensational Snacks and Starters
- Soup and Salad Quick Meals
- Breakfast for Dinner
- Bakery Blast!
- New York States’ Bounty
4-H KICKS 2 was successful on a variety of levels. Perhaps the most important success is the positive relationships formed between the volunteers and the students. The 4-H volunteers have created long-lasting relationships in their year-round commitment and involvement with the students. Their efforts will help them accept and achieve success as they face new challenges – both in the kitchen and in life. For the entire report please click here - look under the 'Growing Healthy Kids and Communities - Success Stories' header.
4-H Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
What does Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) have to do with 4-H? More than you might think! Check out this page to learn about this mission mandate, access the NYS SET Toolkits, and find out why 4-H is committed to introducing youth to the wonders and inspiration of these three disciplines.
4-H Civic Engagement
Chances are ... if you're involved in 4-H, in other youth organizations, or school programs, you're already doing some type of community service. If you want to learn how to 'kick it up a notch' there's curriculum and resources to help.
4-H Healthy Living
Families today are busier than ever, with more work, school and afterschool activities and scheduling issues. Couple these things with more sedentary lifestyles and more access to quick, sometimes less healthy meal choices and you can easily see the reasons for today's childhood obesity statistics.
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