4-H builds chefs through virtual program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all 4-H programs were moved to a virtual format, which included live programs using Zoom and hands-on activity kits that youth could do as a family.

Virginia 4-H saw a need for virtual programming for teens in the area of healthy living, reported 4-H Extension agent Tara Brent. Thanks to funding from National 4-H Council and the Walmart Foundation, the Teen Cuisine at Home program was created.

Teen Cuisine is an existing 4-H program for grades 6-12 that focuses on nutrition, food preparation and cooking, food safety, and physical activity, said Brent. It was moved to a virtual format, with funding for…

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