Have a young chef in the family? Or, perhaps you just want to educate your child on healthy eating habits.

On Saturday, March 19, Kids in the Kitchen will feature fun, family friendly activities to encourage healthy eating among our youth. Activities will include hands-on cooking demonstrations, local restaurant food samplings, specialists sharing healthy recipes, and fun exercise activities—yes, exercise can be fun! Kids will also enjoy face painting and jumping around on inflatables. And they won’t walk away empty-handed. Everyone will receive healthy snacks and a goodie bag.

By providing fun, family-oriented solutions to healthy living, kids are encouraged to be active participants in their own health and well-being. More than nine million children between the ages of 6 and 9 are overweight, a number which has tripled over the last 20 years.

Co-sponsored by Children’s Health Plano, Kids in the Kitchen will take place March 19 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at Children’s Health Plano campus at 7601 Preston Rd. For more information, email KIK@jlcollincounty.org

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About Kids in the Kitchen
A national initiative of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), Kids in the Kitchen was developed in 2006 to address the growing issue of childhood obesity and poor nutrition. Kids in the Kitchen is designed to educate and connect youth and their families with tools to improve fitness, nutrition, family lifestyle choices and prevent child obesity. Through Kids in the Kitchen, the Junior League of Collin County provides fun, family-oriented solutions to healthy living, where kids and youth are encouraged to be active participants in their own health and well-being.

About the Junior League of Collin County
The Junior League of Collin County is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Collin County began in May 1976, as the Plano Service League, and was admitted to the Association of Junior Leagues International in February of 1984, becoming the 255th League to join. Today, membership includes over 1,000 women from cities in Collin County, including Plano, Allen, Frisco and McKinney who value Service, Respect, and Leadership. For more information about the Junior League of Collin County, visit jlcollincounty.org. You can also find them on Twitter and Facebook.

Brit Mott

Brit is a Leadership Plano Class 25 graduate and Leadership Frisco Class 10 graduate. She received her Master’s in Journalism from the University of North Texas and her Bachelor’s in Mass Communication...