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Youths to learn healthy food preparation
at 4H nutrition camps

RELEASE DATE: June 27, 2013

TAVARES — The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County will host two youth nutrition camps in July at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. 

The sessions will take place on the following dates: 

• Ages 9 to 11
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 10

• Ages 12-14
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 16

The programs are open to all youths, not just 4H members. The class size is limited and the cost is $12. Topics will include kitchen tools, how to measure ingredients, hand-washing, food-preparation basics, how to set a table and kitchen safety. 

“The kids will have a fun day of learning how to prepare their own healthy lunch and snack,” said Julie England, family and consumer sciences agent with the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County. “They also will visit the Discovery Gardens to learn about fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs.”
For more information, contact Julie England at julieeng@ufl.edu or Laura Valencia at lauraval@ufl.edu, call 352-343-4101, or visit http://lake.ifas.ufl.edu

The UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County provides research-based information and educational programs cooperatively with the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida for all aspects of horticulture, agriculture, food safety, the home environment, financial management and 4-H youth programs.

The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension provides free consultations as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.


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