DMPL Cooling Centers

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Kids in the Kitchen

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Program Type:

Health & Wellness

Age Group:

Registration for this event will close on July 26, 2024 @ 11:00am.
Allowed Ages: 6 to 11
Allowed Grades: Kindergarten to 5th Grade
There are 15 seats remaining.

Program Description

Event Details

Kids in the Kitchen is 6-7 week program based around the Department of Agriculture "MyPlate". Each session, students learn about a food group, why it is good for us, physical activity, and then we make a snack together at the end of the class. Students also learn about food safety and some beginning cooking skills. This program is meant for kiddos between kindergarten and fifth grade. 


Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


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