The California Milk Processor Board, creators of GOT MILK?, conducted a free and interactive garden event and cooking demo for children of the Bayside Community Center as part of its Real & Simple Summer campaign.
Accompanying GOT MILK? for this event was renown children’s culinary expert, Chef Gino Campagna, master chef at Piccolo Chef Culinary School and former host of “Gino’s Kitchen” on the Disney Channel. Campagna showed youth what can be done in the kitchen with the season’s freshest produce once harvested from the garden. Studies show that the earlier children know about making informed food and lifestyle choices, the better equipped they are to practicing healthier eating and living habits later in life.
Approximately 30 (6-13 years old) kids and community members participated in the program at Bayside Community Center, located at 2202 Comstock Street in Linda Vista.
GOT MILK? is working with select community gardens throughout California to teach kids how to instill the importance of authentic, nutrient-rich foods into daily meals this summer. They have created kid-friendly recipes that are real and simple, combining fresh produce from the garden with simple ingredients, including milk. Milk has the adequate vitamins and nutrients families need to support proper growth and nutrition for strong bones, muscles, teeth, hair and nails. For recipes, visit www.gotmilk.com.