Kids heading to the kitchen with 4-H elementary school cooking club starting April 11


CLINTON – This April, University of Illinois Extension invites Clinton Elementary students to put their taste buds to the test with a new 4-H Elementary Cooking Club. With the help of a 4-H Teen Teacher, students will learn about food and kitchen safety, practice measuring and using equipment and try cooking some tasty dishes like scalloped corn, coffee cake and Mexican layered dip.

4-H Elementary Cooking Club is a six-week program for 3rd to 5th graders and will be from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Thursdays starting April 11. An adult chaperone and 4-H Teen Teacher will meet participants at the elementary school and walk to the high school FACS room. A small class fee of $5 will cover the cost of food. Please sign up by April 5 at

For more information, contact Lindsey Burden at or call the DeWitt County Extension Office at (217) 935-5764. This program is sponsored by the Clinton School District, Walmart Foundation and Illinois 4-H Foundation.

The 4-H program is provided through Illinois Extension and is open to youth ages 8 to 18. Youth learn skills for living by participating in individual or group-learning experiences related to more than 200 project areas. Learn more about 4-H at or find DeWitt County 4-H on Facebook.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in a program, please call (217) 935-5764. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.