Popular wisdom says that kids like veggies about as much as cats like baths. But the kids at Spring Hill Apartments in Casper proved that just isn’t the case!
A group of nine gutsy and creative young chefs participated in the Cent$ible Nutrition Program, which is part of an outreach program run by the University of Wyoming. The kids learned not only about making healthy food choices, but also developed smart shopping and cooking skills, meal planning, food preparation and safety, and how it all fits together to keep families healthy.
“It was amazing to see the kids’ interest and how they wanted to eat things they cooked that they might have never tried before,” says Danielle Gaither, Communications Specialist for Wyoming Housing Network.
The Cent$ible Nutrition Program champions the benefits of learning to cook at home, both for your wallet and your waistline. “Cooking meals at home is one of the best ways you can save money and improve your health. Eating out is expensive, especially several times a week. Buying groceries to make a meal at home may seem more expensive, but they are usually less expensive than meals at restaurants for one week. When you cook at home, you have more control over your food. You can make better choices about what to eat and how much,” the program explains.
This can be intimidating at first, especially if your family doesn’t know how to cook. The program offers a series of classes helping you learn everything from saving money and making healthy selections at the grocery store to how to whip up quick, tasty and nutritious meals at home. Best of all? CNP makes it fun!
Just ask these little chefs – they’re well on their way to being experts in the kitchen!