By Bonnie Walker
Posted on08 April 2010.
The Junior League of San Antonio will host its third annual Kids in the Kitchen event Saturday. The fun takes place at the Bright Shawl, 819 Augusta Ave., 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
This is an education initiative to teach kids how to eat healthy and stay active. The children will participate in hands-on activities,
Chef Michael Flores
including the preparation of practical meals, led by chef Michael Flores.
"The goal of Kids in the Kitchen is to provide children with practical tools that will help them make healthy choices," said Anna-Melissa Cavazos, president of the Junior League of San Antonio.
Flores and League members will discuss with the kids the importance of healthy eating and the benefits of an active life. The children will create recipes, discover the process of growing food from a farmer, and take home lots of goodies.
The event is free.
Also in the news: The San Antonio Food Bank's Summer Food Service Program has been awarded Feeding America's Child Hunger Program of the Year, according to an announcement on Facebook.
The local program makes sure that low-income children have nutritious breakfasts and lunches when school is not in session.