Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
WeCook has been a tremendous success! Providing this curriculum to Elliott, Everett and Huntington CLC in Lincoln took quite a bit of legwork to get off the ground, but once we got into the swing of things the staff and students excelled in the areas of cooking, nutrition and physical activities. Families of the youth welcomed health and wellness advice and enjoyed sampling tasty treats straight from the mobile kitchens. We are thankful for UNL Extension 4-H for creating this opportunity and helping to seamlessly create this type of club for CLC youth and families. The waiting list for youth to join WeCook is evident that learning how to prepare foods and how to make those foods healthy is appealing to youth in the CLC program. It was especially apparent that the family engagement events brought intentional time to discuss healthy options and provide families with the means to practice these habits at home. Youth were also able to learn about careers in Culinary Arts and ask questions to several Hy-Vee Chefs.
Primary project partners include:
- UNL Extension 4-H
- Community Crops
- Parks and Recreation
- Family Service
- Elliott Elementary
- Everett Elementary
- Huntington Elementary
- Hy-Vee (50th & O, 40th & Old Cheney)
From the NEWS
The WeCook program has an intentional focus on nutrition, education, physical activity, community and family engagement.