Kids in the kitchen club mixes, measures and moves

Kids in the Kitchen is a new after-school 4-H Clover Kid club teaching members to have kitchen sense and safety while they learn about the major food groups and making healthy choices for their growing bodies.

Members started the club on Tuesday, Nov. 6, learning about safe food preparation with proper hand-washing and food washing. They exercised together and made Magical Fruit Salad from the ISU Eat Smart, Spend Smart healthy recipe. They learned and practiced correct hand-washing and how to safely cut while reading a recipe.

Washington County Extension and Kalona Rotary are partnering together to bring this club to 15 Mid-Prairie East Elementary second grade students. The Kids in the Kitchen curriculum is a product of Iowa 4-H. This after-school club is being taught by volunteers Jessica Nafziger and Sarah Rodgers.

The Washington County Extension Office hopes to expand this club in future years, please contact them if interested in sponsoring or volunteering or with any questions about this healthy living club or how to get involved with other youth activities as a member or volunteer.