The goal of the Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen initiative is to empower youth and families to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. Our annual “Kids in the Kitchen Nutrition Fair” connects the community with groups providing advice or access to information about living a healthy lifestyle. These groups range from nutritionists who provide cooking demonstrations, community groups who look to curb the effects of food deserts, government agencies who provide access to healthy food for low income families and fitness programs aimed at getting kids moving. To learn more about the AJLI Kids in the Kitchen initiative, visit http://kidsinthekitchen.ajli.org/
2013 KITK Program
A healthy and fun day at the Brooklyn Children's Museum
Our attendees took home some great goodies, in JLB-branded bags!
JLB members registering KITK attendees
Cooking Demos with Oliver
Attendees enjoying a cooking demo from Myrtle Eats Fresh Chef Oliver Peters
Zumba with Sammantha
Sammantha Kaufman-Jones teaching a little morning Zumba
JLB members and attendees stretching and sweating in Zumba class
Attendees learned it can be fun to exercise
Attendees went home with a complimentary apron, decorated day of
The Brooklyn Hospital Center joined us to offer free health screenings
Face Painting by Kathy
Our favorite face painter, Kathy's Face and Body Painting, joined us again this year to add in some fun
The Junior League of Brooklyn (JLB) is an Organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women , and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.