Fourth Annual Chefs Outreach to the Community
The Fourth Annual Chefs Outreach to the Community Event at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, Andre Agassi Clubhouse on Sunday, July 21, 2013, was a huge success with over 40 volunteers. Chefs provided nutrition education to low-income families through four themed stations: vegetables, whole grains, smoothies and container gardens. It was truly a life-changing experience for all who attended. If you are interested in hosting a chef outreach event in your community, station activities are available from www.acfchefs.org/ccfprograms.
While “Discovering Fruits and Vegetables,” families had the opportunity to learn about and taste different fruits and vegetables, such as zucchini and squash, while putting together a Veggie Super Hero and trying healthy dips.
Participants examined a variety of whole grains and made different types of whole grain salads at the “Discovering Whole Grains” station.
At the “Drink Smart” station, families calculated and measured the sugar content in traditional beverages and were then shown healthy alternatives by combining fruits and vegetables to create delicious and healthy smoothies.
Participants learned simple gardening concepts while creating a container garden in “Eat Fresh: Grow A Garden.” Families left the event with the knowledge needed to start making nutritious choices at home.