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Pulaski Kids Get in the Kitchen to Learn Nutrition

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Some Pulaski County students put on their aprons and got some hands-on experience with healthy cooking Wednesday.

It's all part of the Kids in the Kitchen program with the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

They spent all day making meals and snacks, while learning how to read food labels and focusing their food choices on nutrition.

Nutrition teacher Sarah Burkett has been doing the camp for three years and says both teachers and parents notice changes in their kids after class. "When we sit down to eat, we sit family-style, and they'll coach each other," she said. "'You think you don't like that but you should try it. I thought I didn't,' and it's real cute. They'll encourage and especially since they had a hand in making it, they're a lot more likely to try it."

Student Brad Marion is enjoying the three-day camp. He credits his mother for his interest in cooking. "My mom's a baker and I want to be a great cook, too," he said.

Special guests also came in to talk about physical fitness, fire safety, and money management.