Kids, get your chef caps on!

The Southern University Ag Center, in collaboration with the LSU AgCenter, will host its “Creating Healthy Enjoyable Foods” (C.H.E.F.) youth cooking camp for ages 9-11 on June 13-16 and for ages 12-15 on July 18-21.

The camp is designed to teach youth basic cooking principles and nutrition education based on the USDA’s, “MyPlate” food guidance system and Dietary Guidelines.

Both sessions will be held on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus in Pinkie E. Thrift Hall from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Only 12 participants will be accepted for each session. Participants are required to bring a bag lunch and snack each day.

Registration for the camp is $30 and must be accompanied with a completed registration form and mailed to: C.H.E.F., Nutrition Education Program, Southern University Ag Center, P. O. Box 10010, Baton Rouge, LA 70813.

The deadline to apply for both camp sessions is Monday.

For more information, call Kiyana Kelly or Marquetta Anderson-Reynolds at (225) 389-3055 or email or