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The Junior League of the Roanoke Valley
The Roanoke Natural Foods Co Op
Physicians to Children

and so many individuals who believe in what we do!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy Healthy Cooks - Cooks on LIVE TV!

WSLS 10 / NBC  "Our Blue Ridge"
Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Healthy Cooks Summer Camps Are FULL! Please send an email if you would like to be included on our mailing list for future camps!

Happy Healthy Cooks Announces Summer CAMPS for kids!

3 Weeks Only
Only 12 spots open each week.

Mon, August 16 - Friday, August 20  
9am - 1pm
Ages 7 - 11

Mon, August 23 - Friday, August 27  
9am - 1pm
Ages 7 - 11

Mon, August 30 - Friday, Sept 3  
9am - 1pm
Ages 7 - 11

Happy Healthy Cooks knows that people who are involved in learning about and preparing new foods are more likely to try them AND like them! In our summer camp, students will experience delicious whole foods in an engaging, hands-on, fun atmosphere! We will prepare and taste fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes using recipes and methods from different cultures around the world. We'll make our own healthy delicious snacks and lunch each day.  We'll spend time in the gardens learning about how our food grows and where it comes from (not a box!) Your child will learn how to safely use kitchen equipment, and we will always practice our best manners and being respectful. Our successful program has been featured on WVTF / NPR, WSET / ABC, WSLS / NBC, and The Roanoke Times!

Happy Healthy Cooks camp will be held in a beautiful bright white cottage filled with natural light and surrounded by gardens at Grandin Gardens, on Grandin Road.

Happy Healthy Cooks Camp Includes:

• Happy Healthy Cooks apron
• Happy Healthy Cooks mini cookbook
• Snack and Lunch each day
• A week of fun in the kitchen and the gardens
• Knowledge that will last a lifetime!

The classes will be kept small with a ratio of 6 children per adult.
We will keep it to 12 children maximum each week.

$160/week - Registration will be first come, first served.

Heather Quintana, Co-Founder of Happy Healthy Cooks, is a Certified Food Educator through The Food Studies Institute and a Certified Health Coach (pending) with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the mother of two young boys.

Email Heather Quintana with any questions:

Take a look/listen at Happy Healthy Cooks in the news!

WVTF/NPR Tuesday, May 11, 2010:

WSLS 10/NBC "Our Blue Ridge": Monday, April 26, 2010:

Roanoke Times: Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 (front page of the Virginia Section):

WSET 13/ABC TV News: Friday, April 2, 2010:

Roanoke Times: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 (front page of the Virginia Section):

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Listen to Happy Healthy Cooks on NPR!

While children may not always be known for their culinary sophistication, st graders at one Roanoke City school have come a long way from chicken nuggets and corn dogs. It's thanks to some fundraising and a band of volunteers who've spent the year teaching kids how to cook and eat healthfully. WVTF's Connie Stevens profiles the Happy Healthy Cooks team.

Happy Healthy Snacks!

Today we made Happy Healthy Snacks:

Hummus Rice Cake Faces

Lemony Hummus
1 Can Chick Peas (Garbanzo Beans), drained - reserve some liquid
1 clove garlic
juice of 1/2 lemon (or more, if you like)
1 TBS tahini
dash of salt

Process together in food processor until smooth. Add some of the reserved liquid a little at a time to make a smooth, creamy hummus.

We used:
Grated Carrots for hair
Raisins for eyes
Soy Nuts for nose
Dried Cranberries for mouth

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Great ideas for packing helathy lunches

Schools improve lunch nutrition, but at a cost - Local -

Schools improve lunch nutrition, but at a cost - Local -