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New Parenting/Nutrition Education Program Launched

Posted 1/29/2013

Clark County Cooperative Extension has launched a new parenting education program to address both parenting and nutrition education needs called Little Books and Little Cooks.

The 7-week workshop series is offered to preschool-age children and their parents. The curriculum is based on a parenting education needs assessment performed in southern Nevada in 2011 and previous nutrition and parenting research.

During the program, children and parents come together to learn about healthy eating and nutrition and to gain positive parent-child interaction skills by reading children’s books about healthy eating/nutrition, cooking and eating together.

Topics for the classes include: proper hand washing procedures, food safety and kitchen safety rules, USDA MyPlate (five food groups), benefits of cooking with children, multicultural foods, parents’ feeding style and hunger and fullness cues, picky eating behaviors, and importance of eating fruits and vegetables.

For more information and class schedules, email Dr. YaeBin Kim or call 702-257-5521.

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