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Parenting/nutrition education for preschoolers

Posted 11/29/2016

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers literacy & cooking program

preschooler cooking

Little Books and Little Cooks class at Cambridge Community Center in Aug. 2016.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Little Books and Little Cooks program is offered in local libraries, centers and schools starting January 2017. The 7-week, no cost workshop series is offered to preschool-age children and their parents.

During the parenting 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.

Upcoming class dates and locations are:

Monday-Spring Valley Library, Jan. 9-March 6 from 2-3:30 p.m. (4280 S. Jones, Las Vegas, Nev.)

Wednesday-Whitney Library, Jan. 11- Feb. 15 from 3:30-5 p.m. (5175 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nev.)

Thursday-Gibson Library, Jan. 12-Feb. 16 from 1-2:30 p.m. (100 W. Lake Mead, Henderson, Nev.)

Friday-Derfelt Senior Center, Jan. 13-Feb. 24 from 10-11:30 a.m. (3333 W. Washington, Las Vegas, Nev.)

Monday-Enterprise Library, Jan. 23-March 16 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (25 E. Shelbourne Ave., Las Vegas, Nev.)

The elementary schools offering the Little Books and Little Cooks program are Tate, Watson, Sewell, Cortez, Helen Herr and Theriot. Please call 702-257-5565 for class dates and times.

Topics for the classes include: proper hand washing procedures, food safety and kitchen safety rules, USDA, 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, contact Chelle Miller at 702-257-5565 or email YaeBin Kim.

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