Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kids in the Kitchen has launched this year with their first event.  KIK has partnered with Girl's Inc. of Winter Haven.  Every month KIK will work with a different set of girls as part of their after school program.  The goal of KIK is to teach children that eating healthy is important, fun and most definitely yummy!
This first group meet on September 11, and had the opportunity to work with 26 3rd graders.  KIK set up 4 work stations that included 3 fun snack stations and 1 art station.  The 3 healthy snacks included fresh fruits and vegetables that were then made into a caterpillar, a stop light and a silly mouth.  Many of the kids had never tried some of the various peppers that were used to create the stop light.  This snack used a small carrot  stick smeared with cream cheese.  The girls then had to place the different colored peppers in order to match what a real stop light looks like.  The caterpillar used different grapes that were assembled on a skewer and then smeared with  cream cheese frosting.

The smiley face was very popular with apples, peanut butter, mini marshmallows and blue berries!

The final station included a placemat that each girl could color, laminate and take home with them.  This placemat had the food pyramid on it and KIK used this time to teach about all the healthy food choices they should make each day!

The KIK volunteers really enjoyed working with these great girls and are looking forward to next month's activity!  If you want to volunteer next month, make sure to reach out to Jill Bentley.

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