For two weeks, De’Shoin York-Friendship, Assistant Specialist, Nutrition and her LSU counterparts, taught kids to cook, giving them power and responsibility. Participants in the second session of Creating Healthy Enjoyable Foods or C.H.E.F. program concluded their week-long cooking experience on July 27. The camp focused on preparing and eating good, nutritious meals and exercising.
“The best part of the camp for me has been the positive feedback from the parents. They are excited that their kids are now "Chefs" at home and are informing us that their kids are cooking the healthy recipes for their families,” said Friendship, program coordinator.
The second session of the C.H.E.F. program began July 23 for youth between the ages of 12 and 14. The program creator, De’Shoin York-Friendship, with help from Sharman Charles, Eva Davis, Karen Stevens and Kynisha Francois of the LSU AgCenter, taught participants a wide variety of recipes, exercise and food safety. Students learned how to prepare ingredients, gained experience in the kitchen and knowledge on health and nutrition to share with their family members.