Children need good nutrition all year long. When school is out during the summer months, many children no longer have access to even one nutritious meal each day. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps to fill the gap. To find a site, call 1-866-3-Hungry or 1-877-8-Hambre.
Cooperative Extension’s Herds and Harvest Program, with cosponsor Utah State University, will hold a Farm and Food Tourism workshop 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 2-3, at the Clark County Cooperative Extension office, 8050 Paradise Road, Suite 100 in Las Vegas.
The workshop is designed for growers, small food producers and tourism operators looking to expand their agritourism or food tourism operations by taking advantage of the growing tourist demand for farm and local food experiences.
“There is an increasing demand for local foods, especially among travelers,” Kynda Curtis, agricultural marketing specialist for Utah State Cooperative Extension, said. “The National Restaurant Association’s 2013 Restaurant Industry Forecast reported that seven out of 10 consumers were more likely to visit a restaurant offering locally produced items.”
Review topics and registration information here!
It’s time to register for one of Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (S.T.E.M.) day camps this summer. The first day camp, open to youth ages 7-11, is scheduled from June 24-26; the second day camp, open to youth ages 9-14, is scheduled from July 15-17. Both camps will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. and include activities in plant & animal sciences, health & nutrition, computer science, aerospace, and more!
Activities at each camp vary but every participant can expect to have fun doing a variety of hands-on activities such as cooking healthy snacks, viewing and handling some desert animals, launching paper rockets, exploring desert plant life, playing cooperative games and using computer programs. 4-H S.T.E.M. day camps remind youth that learning can be fun! 4-H is an organization that primarily focuses on youth development. Youth involved in 4-H learn leadership, citizenship, technical skills and life skills through active participation in events, projects and community service. For registration information, click here!
All 4 Kids©, a Cooperative Extension program is offering a 13-week series for preschool children (ages 3-5) and their parents to encourage families to be healthy, happy, active and fit. Working in cooperation with Cambridge Community Center, families are provided interactive experiences that promote healthful habits regarding physical activity, eating and living healthy at any shape or size. Go foods (foods that can be eaten every day) and Whoa foods (foods that can be eaten once in a while) are taught to encourage children and parents to make healthy choices. Details!