Junior League's 9th Annual Kids In The Kitchen Event Is Saturday

Friday, March 31, 2017

Junior League of Chattanooga’s (JLC) 9th annual Kids in the Kitchen event will be Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Highland Park Commons at 200 Union Ave.

This community fair of fun, hands-on activities for kids and parents focuses on healthy eating and active living. The free event targets children in kindergarten through fifth grade. “We seek to promote education on healthy lifestyles including cooking, nutrition and exercise, and the goal is to make it fun so that kids want to continue these positive behaviors in their daily lives,” said event chair Katie Morgan. Activities will include educational games, fitness activities, chef demonstrations and healthy snack ideas.

Inspired by the Junior League of Calgary’s Junior Chefs program, the Association of Junior Leagues International’s Kids in the Kitchen initiative began in 2006 with the goal of engaging children in the preparation of healthy meals as a means to educate them and their parents about nutrition. Eleven years later, Junior Leagues in more than 200 locations around the world provide lessons and demonstrations related to preparation of healthy meals and snacks in partnership with local community organizations, chefs and nutritionists.

“Children’s health and wellness has been a key issue for Junior Leagues since our founding in 1901,” said Jessi Rymer, Junior League of Chattanooga vice president of community engagement. “Today, a critical element of our ongoing commitment is teaching kids and their parents about the importance of eating healthy foods and involving them in the fight against childhood obesity.”

This year’s participating organizations will provide food tastings, free product samples, educational information and activities to all Kids in the Kitchen attendees free of charge.   

For more information, contact Ms. Morgan at kmorgan@chahousing.org.



Pair Of Foodies: Definitely Give Home Slice Pizza A Chance

It’s probably the food with the most misconstrued history in the world. Originating as  focaccia  bread in Europe and the Mediterranean, modern day pizza is believed to have its beginning when tomato sauce was added as a topping in the 18th century in Naples, Italy. But you didn’t come here for a history lesson on pizza. And it’s not important enough for us to enter ... (click for more)

Dunkin' Donuts Removes Artificial Dyes From Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts is kicking off 2018 with news declaring donuts now sold at restaurants nationwide are no longer being made using colors from artificial sources. As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to offer guests great-tasting, high-quality products and cleaner menu labels, Dunkin’ Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, previously pledged ... (click for more)

Woman Who Took Truck Driver's Blood At Tragic Wreck Scene: "It Was Like Nothing Had Happened"

The woman who took a blood draw from a Kentucky truck driver who had just wrecked and claimed six lives said, "I was thrown by his demeanor. It was like nothing had happened." Lisa Martin told a jury from Nashville on Monday afternoon that Benjamin Scott Brewer kept asking when he could go home. Brewer was eventually allowed to leave, but was later charged and is facing trial ... (click for more)

Taji Webb, 26, Shot And Killed Monday Night; Shooter Will Not Be Charged

Taji Webb, 26, was shot and killed Monday night. Police said they have determined that the shooting was justified and the unidentified shooter would not be charged.   The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 10:43 p.m. to a person shot call in the 1500 block of Ryan Street .  Upon arrival, officers located Webb lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot ... (click for more)

General Bell: This Government Shutdown Is Outrageous - And Response (3)

The day before yesterday two Army Apache Attack Helicopter pilots were killed in a crash during training at Fort Irwin, Ca.  The pilots and their unit were preparing for a future deployment to combat operations.    As a result of the government shutdown, none of the spouses or families of these pilots will receive a dime from the United States Government in immediate ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Making A Difference

It was about 50 years ago when the late writer Loren Eiseley penned an essay called “The Starfish Thrower” so it’s been one of my favorite stories for almost as long. It tells about a man who walks up to a young boy on a beach, this just after a strong storm had washed hundreds of helpless starfish onto the shore. The boy was picking up the stranded starfish and, one at a time, ... (click for more)