Prevent obesity with important life skills for Washington children
TOPPENISH – It’s Childhood Obesity Prevention Awareness Month, and afterschool programs in some Washington communities have made it an all-year priority. In the Yakima Valley, with the help of local chefs they have organized "Top Chef"-style competitions for middle-school students and restaurant visits and cooking classes for younger kids.
Melanie Willis, 21st Century Afterschool Program coordinator at the Northwest Community Action Center, says it's a fun way to get them interested in better nutrition.
"We have lots of different cultures and recipes,” she said. “And we're also int...
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