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Kids can learn to cook at spring break day camp

Published on March 20, 2017 9:00AM

Children ages 7 and up can learn basic kitchen skills in the North Coast Food Web’s Kids Cooking Camp.

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Children ages 7 and up can learn basic kitchen skills in the North Coast Food Web’s Kids Cooking Camp.

ASTORIA — North Coast Food Web brings back its Kids Cooking Camp from March 27 to 31 for Astoria Public Schools’ spring break.

This hands-on cooking series for children ages 7 and older teaches basic kitchen skills through preparing delicious, healthy, made-from-scratch menus.

Over the course of the week, students will cook everything from re-envisioned classics like peanut butter and jelly smoothies made with real fruits to zucchini pizza with freshly created ricotta cheese.

“Separating the curds and whey is like a science project that the students love,” said Wendy D’Agostino, NCFW Kitchen Coordinator and camp chef.

NCFW aims to make the camp fun while helping teach children about healthy eating choices.

“Being the chef often leaves kids willing to try something they thought they didn’t like,” said D’Agostino.

Class runs each day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and includes a morning snack and lunch that students prepare.

Registration for the spring break session is open through March 27 with space for 10 students at northcoastfoodweb.org/events/cooking-camp-for-kids/

Cost is $100 for the week thanks to sponsorships from Bob’s Red Mill, Oregon State University Extension’s Snap-Ed Program and NCFW’s many local donors. Scholarships are available.

Camp is located at the North Coast Food Web kitchen at 577 18th St. in Astoria. NCFW plans to host more Kids Cooking Camps this summer.

North Coast Food Web is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “Cultivating healthy communities and a vibrant economy through food and agriculture.” For more information, visit NCFW’s website, northcoastfoodweb.org, or email info@northcoastfoodweb.org


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