The Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen committee participates in numerous programs and activities throughout the year to educate children and their parents on the importance of nutrition and regular physical activity for a healthy lifestyle.
Kids in the Kitchen
Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen (KITK), a childhood obesity and nutrition initiative from the Association of Junior Leagues International, is designed to help our communities address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition. Our goal is to promote child health and wellness by empowering children and youth to make healthy lifestyle choices, therefore preventing obesity and its associated health risks.
Nutrition Education Nights
According to recent research, getting children involved in the kitchen and cooking may increase their likelihood to choose healthy food. KITK’s Nutrition Nights work with our local partners to provide nutrition education and cooking lessons throughout the school year. During these events, our members provide nutrition lessons focused on healthy eating followed by a hands-on cooking demonstration.
Kids in the Kitchen Back2School Wellness Fair
The Kids in the Kitchen Back2School Wellness Fair is an event that encourages kids to live a healthy lifestyle by providing resources for child-centric exercise, nutrition education and recipes for healthy eating habits.
In 2019 the JLNV partnered with Mason Crest Elementary to help kick off their school year. Volunteers facilitated several activities and provided books and other supplies to the children.