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Kids Like to Cook! Using Nutrition Curricula and Cooking to Encourage Healthy Eating.

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1 Kids Like to Cook! Using Nutrition Curricula and Cooking to Encourage Healthy Eating

2 Focus on cooking Not nutrition. »That’s the happy result!

3 Goals for today… After completing this session, participants will be able to 1.Plan a meal using MyPlate recommendations 2.Follow a recipe to prepare a healthy meal 3.Identify basic food preparation techniques

4 Health Status of Youth The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans report that an alarming 32% of American youth are overweight 17% of American youth are obese. This percentage is even higher among minority youth populations. Increased risk among youth for insulin resistance, hypertension, joint pain, early puberty, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders 20% of youth calories come from snacks with more fat and less calcium than ever before

5 State of Maryland 66% are overweight 7% of adolescents meet recommended daily consumption of fruits & vegetables 84% of high school students failed to meet recommended levels of physical activity

6 4 Key Questions How can we help youth shift to healthier habits to last a lifetime? How can we prevent eating problems and overweight youth? How can we reduce sedentary time by building physical activity into a child’s or youth’s day? How can we help each child to be healthier at their current size?

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8 Lesson Format Outcomes School age Middle Teen Instructor Essential Information Discussion Multiple Activities Reflection questions Application to other situations Cooking Activity Preparation Set Up Supplies Time Technology Challenge

9 4-H Curriculum

10 Putting it all together…

11 Food prep - and tasting

12 Now Let’s see if you are Up for the Challenge!


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