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Kids Cook with Heart Program coming to Shelby

Shelby - August 6, 2016 - The American Heart Association has teamed up with Renaldo Auto Mall to offer the Kids Cook with Heart culinary program that will provide key skills for middle school students in Cleveland County to grow into healthy adults. Kids Cook with Heart is designed to foster life skills in advocacy, leadership, responsibility and teamwork while promoting healthy lifestyles for youth.
Designed as a culinary competition to educate young people to on how simple and fun it can be to cook healthy, inexpensive meals, Kids Cook with Heart is meant to help curtail the onset of obesity among children and promote healthy lifestyles among youth. Five teams of six students from the local Communities in Schools Summer Program will participate in the program from August 1st thru August 4th at Shelby Middle School. Local chefs and nutritionists will teach them important nutritional information, guidelines for safety and sanitation, knife skills and how to create a healthy meal and snacks for themselves and their families. The students will showcase their knowledge at the Kids Cook with Heart Challenge where they will prepare a dish as a team before a panel judges on the final day, Saturday, August 6th from 9AM - 11AM at the Renaldo Auto Mall GMC/ Cadillac/ Buick Showroom, for a chance to win a trophy for 1st place along with bragging rights.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke - the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these disease. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Submitted by Lynn Grayson

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