You Can’t Have Too Many Chefs In The ‘You’re The Chef’ Kitchen!
Collingwood elementary school students cooking up a storm as they develop new cooking skills and build confidence in the kitchen. The objective is to prepare healthy, tasty meals and have fun in doing so.
You’re the Chef is an after-school cooking program that is taking place in Collingwood’s Catholic and Public elementary schools.
Supported by Healthy Kids Community Challenge, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, school staff and parent volunteers, students have an opportunity to participate in a six week after school program preparing healthy and tasty recipes.
“The program covers a variety of topics in a fun and engaging way, including food safety, recipe preparation, and nutrition,” said Jody Dawson, Public Health Dietitian with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.
“I like participating in the You’re the Chef program because I can learn new recipes and share them with my family,” said Sophie Lougheed, Grade 5 student at Mountain View Elementary School.
Proceeds raised from 365 Sports Events, Ho Ho Holiday 5K, have covered the cost of food for each of the five participating schools.
“At 365 Sports we feel strongly that, these types of programs, taking place during a child’s developmental years can make a significant impact on their life, helping them make important decisions that can positively affect their health and well-being,” said Tony Smith, CEO 365 Sports Inc.
“With the support of the Ho Ho Holiday 5K, participation in the program is accessible to all students,” said Jennifer Parker, Local Project Manager of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.