Update: These Kids are Cookin' is proud to announce our cooking program has added a new school: Elk Meadow Elementary School!
There will be two cooking sessions, one beginning in April and the second begins in May. This applies to both Elk Meadow and Juniper Elementary Schools. Our cooking sessions have been moved from Tuesday to Wednesday. This is an early release day for all students at both schools. Cooking classes will begin at 2:00 in the afternoon and go to 3:30.
Session I- Wednesday -2:00 till 3:30 - April 3, 10, 17, 24th
Session II- Wednesday-2:00 till 3:30 - May 1, 8, 15, 22nd
These Kids are Cookin’ is a series of complimentary cooking classes presented at two elementary schools in Bend. Held after school hours and targeting kids in the fourth and fifth grades, each class consists of ten participants recommended for the program by school personnel. Four sessions a year are offered at each school with four 90-minute classes per session.
With a primary goal of promoting healthy eating, Assistance League volunteers cover lessons each session in knife safety, nutrition, cooking techniques, measurement and manners. The very eager students are assisted in cutting vegetables, cooking on a stove and assembling their meals. After the food is prepared, the kids enjoy eating what they have made.
At the end of the session, each student leaves the class with a cookbook full of kid-friendly recipes for such things as our famous Fuzzy Caterpillars and Crunchy Chicken Tenders.
All of the recipes that the students have prepared in the class are contained in their own personal cookbook.If you are interested in volunteering for one of the These Kids are Cookin’ sessions, please contact Paula Turnage.