website has bilingual materials and recipes developed
to promoting healthy eating plans and preparation
with children. Colorful and interesting graphics
that are great to use with a summer program. Children
enjoy helping in the kitchen and often are more willing
to eat foods they help prepare. Kids' helping with
the preparation of foods promotes independence and
develops self-confidence. Another goal in cooking
with kids is to expose children to healthy foods.
Children may choose nutritionally sound foods if
they understand the role of food in good health.
The development of the HEEL program was made possible by Senator Mitch McConnell with funds earmarked for the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY and budgeted through the CSREES/USDA Federal Administration.