Chef Chris Johns

Chef Chris Johns

Two of Las Vegas’ renowned chefs will represent Las Vegas, joining over 270 Chefs from over 30countries, at the biggest fundraising event ever undertaken within the global chef’s fraternity! Christopher Johns, executive chef for the South Point Casino, and Michael Ty, C.E.C., A.A.C. national president of The America Culinary Federation, both volunteer with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Chefs for Kids (CFK) program which is committed to eliminating malnutrition and hunger in children through education and awareness.

The World Chefs Tour Against Hunger ( will start in Johannesburg on August 21, then teams of Chefs will go to different parts of South Africa working to raise money for education and to fight hunger.  Fundraising gala dinners will be held in Durban on August 25 at the

Chef Michael Ty

Chef Michael Ty

Southern Sun Elangeni; on August 27, in Cape Town at the Southern Sun Cape Sun, along with other cities; and finally in Johannesburg on August 30 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The Chefs will also be doing cooking demonstrations and hosting parties for children.

“With the CFK program, children learn skills for living a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and physical activity,” said Chef Johns. “Chef Ty and I are honored to participate in this world tour and share these nutrition skills to the world in hopes to lessen the incidence of chronic disease and obesity.”

Eating to Stop and Control High Blood Pressure is offering a series of classes to helpNurse Checking Blood Pressure participants learn skills to prevent and control this condition.  The classes will be offered at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road (LV, 89123).

      On July 6, learn about the D.A.S.H. eating plan; on July 13, learn how to look for the hidden salt and sodium in your food; and on July 20, learn the ways to work dairy into your diet if you are mile and lactose intolerant.

     The goal of this program is to teach participants to learn to use the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (D.A.S.H.) Eating Plan through interactive activities. Participants will also understand the risk factors associated with high blood pressure and the dangers of uncontrolled high blood pressure. 

     The hour-long classes are held on Wednesdays, beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lisa Hansen (702-948-5939) or Ann Ball (702-940-5427)

Chefs for Kids logoCooperative Extension and the A.C.F. Chefs of Las Vegas want to set a record and you can help. Make plans now to ring in the new year with the largest chef’s run ever done! The Chefs for Kids 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk is scheduled for Saturday, January 22, 2011. Each runner/walker receives a chef’s coat and hat and goodie bag. The start time is 8 a.m. at Wayne Bunker Family Park (7351 West Alexander Road, LV 89129). Click here for details on how to register and help set a record!

Make plans now to attend the Make Time To Move Mini-Workshop scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2010. The Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center. Make Time To Move is a physical activity workshop for women.

Loving Your Heart Dance Class

Dance Class Activity

Attendees will participate in a variety of activities that can be incorporated into their daily life. The 45-minute activities include walking/poker walk, yoga, tai chi, and body stretching. Each session will be presented three times.  Weather permitting, some sessions will be held outside at the Outdoor Education Center.  To register for the event or for more information, call 702-948-5974 or email