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Local Chef Daniel Galan Treats Kids in Need to Exclusive Cooking Experience

Local Chef Daniel Galan Treats Kids in Need to Exclusive Cooking Experience
The children of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada were in for a treat on Thursday, February 26, as Downtown Grand Executive Chef Daniel Galan and Junior League of Las Vegas teamed up to present a healthy cooking event exclusively for them (Pictured: Chef Daniel Galan demonstrates chopping and safety while preparing a homemade tomato sauce with special helpers alongside)

Boys and girls learn about new unique vegetables and herbs
Boys and girls learn about new unique vegetables and herbs

Held at the Andre Agassi Clubhouse kitchen in North Las Vegas, the interactive demo day taught the children about healthy eating and lifestyle choices.

Kids get to touch, smell and see different cooking spices
Kids get to touch, smell and see different cooking spices

Volunteers from the Junior League of Las Vegas hosted games and activity stations to promote healthy habits as part of American Heart Month.

Children race with shopping baskets to quickly get fruits and veggies
Children race with shopping baskets to quickly get fruits and veggies

Following the games, Galan introduced the kids to unique vegetables and herbs and taught them how to make a flavorful and healthy marinara tomato sauce. Each child was able to sample the creation paired with noodles and were given the recipe to make at home.

Junior League of Las Vegas partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada to offer this program to local kids in areas of need. JuniorLeague’s Kids in the Kitchen is an association-wide initiative of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) designed to help communities address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition. Launched in 2006, the programs are committed to improving the health of today’s youth by empowering them tomake choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. The initiative illustrates the power of voluntarism to address community needs on both the grassroots and international levels.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that operates 15 facilities and two summer outreach programs in Southern Nevada, and serves more than 21,000 youth in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Southern Highlands and Summerlin. These Clubhouses offer children ages K-12th grade a variety of daily creative, fun and educational programs. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada works to provide every child with equal access, hope and opportunity. Keep up with BGC events and news on Facebook and Twitter. For more information visit www.bgcsnv.org or call 702-367-2582.