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|LSU AgCenter serves up smiles at Kid's Chef Camp|
The LSU AgCenter recently held a three day Kid Chef Camp for 18 kids from the ages of 9 to 12.
The camp featured hands-on opportunities for kids to learn basic cooking skills as well as how to choose healthy foods for their diet and the importance of being physically active.
Each day of camp featured a nutrition lesson, a time for physical activity and cooking experiences.
Terri Crawford, LSU AgCenter Extension Agent in Nutrition says, "Learning to cook helps children learn about nutrition and healthy eating. It also helps boost their self-esteem – they learn something new, accomplish a task and can then in turn make a contribution to the family."
Cooking is a great way to learn life skills and also provides real life lessons in science, math,
language and creativity. Learning to cook teaches children to plan and make decisions. It all starts with a recipe and a desire to learn.
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