“Kids in the Kitchen” Teaches Healthy Eating

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

March 29, 2014

The Charlottesville Junior League held their “Kids in the Kitchen" event at the Boys and Girls Club in Charlottesville on Saturday afternoon. The program helps promote healthy living.

Children and their families got a chance to go around to 30 different stations and learn more about fruits and vegetables as well as ways to stay active.

There was also a station teaching how to take care of your teeth after eating those fruits and veggies.

“What we've done is, we've gone out into the community and looked at what our community's needs are,” says Tucker Petty, chair of the Kids in the Kitchen. “As a whole, Charlottesville is a very active community, but we still have a pretty high rate of childhood obesity and we want to nip it in the bud early on.”

Last year nearly 300 kids came out to the free event and this year they hope to pass that number during this year’s program.

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