Putnam County Goes Xtreme
|August 4, 2009||Posted by admin under Kids|
Hi, I’m Arlette. I work in the Division of Marketing developing campaigns and promotions that benefit Florida youth through agriculture education groups and organizations. I love to see children gain personal satisfaction and confidence through cooking! Whether it is during the summer or after school, the Florida 4-H Youth Development program provides the perfect opportunity for them to learn. In fact, 4-H provides a wealth of learning opportunities for Florida kids ages 5 to 18 through nonformal, practical educational programs.
Whether it is a local 4-H club, a school enrichment program, a short-term program, or an area camping opportunity, it is the place where there’s fun in learning and learning in fun.
In Putnam County youth had an opportunity to make their own healthy snacks using “Xtreme Cuisine Cooking School.” This program originated from the Division of Marketing within the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and is gaining popularity with 4-H leaders throughout the state. It is designed specifically for Florida youth and it teaches the health benefits of Florida produce commodities through dozens of fun and delicious snack recipes that youth can prepare with a supervising adult.
If you would like your child to learn how to make healthy snacks through “Xtreme Cuisine,” click on solutionsforyourlife.com and contact your local 4-H program. Since 4-H is in every county in the state, there is a 4-H club just waiting for your child. In addition, Florida 4-H needs thousands of adult volunteers to assist with these programs. If you have the time, they would love for you to get involved.