4-H Cooking Academy
What is 4-H Cooking Academy? The 4-H Cooking Academy Project is a cooking-based nutrition education program that teaches youth basic nutrition and cooking skills. The 4-H Cooking Academy aims to improve youth attitudes, knowledge and skills in food choices and preparation.
- Youth prepare, cook, and try new foods in each lesson.
- Each cooking lesson also includes a nutrition component.
- Kitchens are not necessary. Electric skillets and griddles are used.
- Virtual content is available to lead this project without in-person meetings.
- Projects are led by youth teen leaders, with the support of of an adult coach.
- 4-H, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), and CalFresh staff partnered to administer the project in Sacramento County.
Can I volunteer for the 4-H Cooking Academy? We have volunteer openings for teens. Job descriptions and applications are found on the right.
When is the next Cooking Academy Training?
- Saturday, September 9th, 2023 10AM-5PM
What is the time commitment as a Teen Teacher for 4-H Cooking Academy?
- 2-3 hours per week for a semester
What are some of the benefits of volunteering with the 4-H Cooking Academy?
- Hands-on experience working with elementary school students
- Opportunity to build leadership, decision making, and planning skills
- Earn community service credit
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Meaningful opportunity to serve others
For additional questions about the 4-H Cooking Academy Program, please contact Macey Crist at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 875-6913.
The Sacramento County 4-H Cooking Academy receives funding from the Walmart Foundation.
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