The goal of the Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen initiative is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. Kids in the Kitchen will take place from 11:00am – 2:30 pm on Saturday, April 16, at The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 DeWeese Parkway. The event will be open to children and their parents/guardians, and is included with regular museum admission fees. This special event is included in the price of general admission for the Boonshoft Museum.
Kids in the Kitchen will featuring seven different HEALTHY LIFESTYLES stations including: a guest Zumba Instructor, Jennifer Keyes, certified Zumba instructor for children; Dayton Children’s Medical Center’s “celebrity chef” Jeff Delahunt, Director of Dietetics & Nutrition at Children’s Medical Center; Wright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry will be sharing an activity on dental care; chef hat decorating, and much more.
Kids in the Kitchen fits perfectly with the Junior League of Dayton’s current advocacy outreach program, POWER (Program of Wellness Education and Resources). Working in conjunction with Dayton Children’s with sponsorship from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. One of the POWER outreach programs, Healthy Lifestyles, provides a nutrition and physical awareness program to area adolescents. Actives include recognizing proper meal portion sizes, how to read a nutrition label, food comparisons, fast food restaurant pitfalls, and the benefit of exercise. For more information about the Junior League of Dayton and Kids in the Kitchen, visit their website at www.jldayton.org.