LAURINBURG — Scotland County Cooperative Extension will offer the first of a series of cooking and dining classes next week.
The first class is a two-day healthy cooking and eating class, according to 4-H Director of Youth Development Program, Angela Galloway. The staff at the cooperative extension wanted to offer county children something safe, fun and educational to do during spring break.
The 4-H Healthy Chefs class will be held at the cooperative extension offices on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $5 per child and includes supplies and take home gifts.
The class will teach children ages five to 14 the importance of proper nutrition and exercise along with food prep skills. They will follow a recipe for a meal and a nutritious snack.
“They will learn life skills as far as cutting up food and preparing recipes, and we hope that it’s something they can carry over and try at home,” Galloway said. “We’re pulling recipes from a kid-friendly cookbook and we’ll have work stations.”
The class will teach students about making healthy food choices, and after the meal, they will learn about the importance of healthy physical activity.
“4-H’s motto is learn by doing and we want to teach them the importance of healthy eating choices and fun activities like dance, games or yoga and hopefully encourage them to do physical activity,” Galloway said.
Students will take home the cookbook, a lunch pack and icepack.
4-H will also offer a science-based cooking class and a dining etiquette class in the coming weeks.
For information call, 910-277-2422.