ALTON, IL – Childhood obesity is a raging epidemic in every developed country. The Junior League of Greater Alton is taking on that problem withKids in the Kitchen,” an event designed to teach children ages 4-12 how to prepare healthy snacks.

“Kids in the Kitchen” will be offered free of charge at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Alton Memorial Hospital’s cafeteria meeting rooms. Space is limited, so call 618-208-7507 or e-mail to register today. A caregiver is required to attend with children.

“Kids in the Kitchen” provides a hands-on environment that actually focuses on preparing healthy foods. The goal is to promote child health and wellness by empowering children and youth to make healthy lifestyle choices, therefore preventing obesity and its associated health risks.


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