Children cooking with parents

Little Books & LIttle Cooks Alamo, NV – Five Food Group Pasta

A 7-week healthy eating and nutrition program begins in September at several Las Vegas-Clark County libraries. Parents and preschool children create positive parent-child interaction as they work side-by-side through reading and cooking.

The classes begin in September and are free and open to the public.

The Little Books and Little Cooks free program is offered by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Topics for the 7-week classes include safety, five food groups, cooking with kids, introducing cultural foods, feeding and hunger and fullness, picky eating and, fruits and vegetables.

Join Master Gardener and 2010 SNWA Water Smart Landscape Award winner Denise McConnell teach you the tips for organizing your space and choosing size-appropriate plants to give the feeling of intimacy or create the illusion of more space. Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend.

Class space is limited for this landscape design workshop and pre-registration is required.

Bell PeppersGreen, red and yellow peppers are great served raw, either plain or with your favorite dip. Toss slices in salads or sandwiches or roast them whole on the barbecue grill.

Peppers are loaded with nutrition but low in calories — only 35 per large bell. Green peppers have nearly twice as much vitamin C as oranges, and red and yellow peppers have nearly three times as much.

Peppers are an excellent source of potassium, folic acid and vitamin B-6.

Find recipe ideas and out how to select and store bell peppers.

4-H Logo4-H is the largest out-of-school youth organization in the United States with over 7 million members. There are over 49,000 young people engaged in 4-H programs across the state of Nevada.

The 4-H program promotes life skills development through an expanding number of delivery modes: 4-H community and project clubs, military and 4-H afterschool programs; special interest groups; school enrichment; faith-based; camping and more.

Find out about the 4-H clubs and opportunities for your child. Contact Karen Best, the 4-H program coordinator, at 702-257-5538.