Health Unit Recruiting Volunteers for New Cooking Program for Kids

Lets Get Cooking

Huron Perth Public Health invites men and women to volunteer with Let’s Get Cookin’ – a hands-on cooking program that will be piloted in three Perth County elementary schools this spring. Volunteers will lead seven weekly sessions during the school day in April and May 2020. Sessions will be offered at schools in Perth East and North Perth.

Let’s Get Cookin’ gives kids an opportunity to learn basic cooking skills and food safety in a setting that promotes teamwork and builds confidence. Kids will gain confidence in the kitchen by learning how to wash, peel, chop, grate, dice, slice and measure ingredients for recipes that they prepare and sample each week.

“Let’s Get Cookin’ is a program that helps kids feel comfortable in the kitchen and gets them excited about food,” says Michele Hurd, public health dietitian.

The health unit will provide volunteer training and supplies. Training is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26.

Volunteers make it happen!  If you are interested in this short-term volunteer opportunity:

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