Kids In The Kitchen
The Junior League of Greenwich partners with ShopRite of Stamford and Neighbor to Neighbor to present the first annual Fit & Fun Fest on Saturday, January 26 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the YWCA Greenwich. This FREE event features local chefs and restaurants, fitness experts, health professionals and more! Fit & Fun Fest will provide children and their families a hands-on approach to living a healthy lifestyle and will feature food and health-related booths such as smoothie making, packing a healthy lunch, trail mixology, apron decorating, creative cooking and fitness activities for the entire family! Local participants include Equinox, Greenwich Hospital, Mike’s Organic, Robek’s, Green & Tonic, SNAP, Artemis Wellness, Little Gym, Great Play of Stamford, DeVita Karate, Blum Center for Health, Greenwich Track Club and Greenwich Garden Center. Prizes and giveaways are guaranteed for the first 300 attendees and all entrants are eligible for fabulous door prizes donated by local merchants. For more information about the event please visit www.jlgreenwich.org or email KIKFitandFunFest@gmail.com.
Kids in the Kitchen (KIK) is a nation-wide Junior League program designed to empower our youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and reduce childhood obesity and its associated health issues. The program consists of a hands-on cooking class to teach children about nutrition and how to make healthy food choices. It is followed by a fun, game-based exercise lesson. Four or more programs are conducted by the KIK committee each year and addresses a different audience each time.
This hands-on, interactive program is fun, while at the same time it teaches the importance of both good nutrition and an active life style. The Junior League of Greenwich and Greenwich Hospital partner together to run this program.
Kids in the Kitchen is part of a larger initiative of the Association of Junior Leagues International. In February of 2006, Junior Leagues from across four countries implemented an international initiative called Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen (JLKIK), designed to help communities address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition. Since inception, JLKIK and KIK continue to exist around the world and have successfully educated thousands of children about the importance of nutrition and an active lifestyle.
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