Kids in the Kitchen


Junior League of Springfield will hold its annual Kids in the Kitchen event on Saturday, March 25 at the downtown YMCA in Springfield. This event is free and open to the public for children from kindergarten through fifth grade. Pre-registration is encouraged and begins on March 3. Visit Eventbrite today to register: Click here! 

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In the tradition of Junior Leagues around the world, the Junior League of Springfield holds its annual Kids in the Kitchen event each spring. The goal of the Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen initiative, which is supported by The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. and its member Leagues, is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. Children from Kindergarten to 5th grade are encouraged to attend and explore health and nutrition while engaging in fun cooking activities. This popular annual event is free and open to the public. 

Inspired by the Junior League of Calgary's Junior Chefs program, the Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen initiative began in 2006 with the goal of engaging kids in the preparation of healthy meals as a means to educate them and their parents regarding nutrition and healthy choices. Junior Leagues in more than 200 locations provide lessons and demonstrations related to preparation of healthy meals and snacks in partnership with local community organizations, chefs and nutritionists.

Please visit the official Kids in the Kitchen website for more information about the work Junior Leagues around the world do to work with childhood nutrition. On the site you will also find dozens of family friendly recipes kids can help prepare.