Junior League of Kingsport (JLK) continues to support Kids in the Kitchen, along with more than 200 Leagues from the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). With the goal to raise awareness and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues, the Junior League of Kingsport has worked with several local schools over the years to help educate children on these issues. This project, along with others, directly address JLK's community impact area, Children's Health.
JLK members are proud of the Kids in the Kitchen project that is proactively taking measures to help children be healthy. By educating them about good eating habits and the value of exercising, we hope to help combat the incidence of childhood obesity, and the adverse health issues that accompany it.
As children are more likely to eat foods that they help prepare, the Junior Leagues offer an online recipe collection featuring kid-friendly, nutritious recipes from celebrities, chefs and athletes. The Web site also features downloadable nutrition and exercise tips, quizzes to test kids on their nutritional knowledge and the USDA's MyPyramid Blast-Off game, an entertaining way for kids to learn guidelines for daily food consumption and physical activity, tailored to their nutrition and fitness needs. The Kids in the Kitchen Web site can be found at http://kidsinthekitchen.ajli.org.