Kids in The Kitchen Updates!


Kids In The Kitchen is back for the 2016-2017 year!  The committee is excited to continue with impacting local youth and families to adopt healthy eating habits.  We will continue with our nutritional lessons at the Boys and Girls Club in Guadalupe and we are excited to announce we will be adding an additional club in Chandler!

The lessons address portion sizes, well-rounded meals, reading nutrition labels, choosing healthy snacks… it’s amazing how much the kids learn and retain by the end of the year at the Little Chef celebration!

This year with the addition of branches, more families will be able to participate at the Little Chef event with putting together healthy, affordable pre-made meals to take home and save for later (last year we also gave away goody bags including a crockpot!).

Members: keep an eye out on the member calendar for volunteer shifts so you can join in on the fun!

The Junior League of Phoenix is a network of empowered female civic leaders working with community partners to address and solve pressing issues like food insecurity/food access and with programs addressing nutrition and obesity. We’re part of an international network of 291 Leagues comprised of over 150,000 women, in Canada, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., engaged in similar work in their own communities. This provides us with a unique and powerful depth of knowledge and resourcefulness to bring about the changes we strive to accomplish.

Soul Stroll for Healthy Living this Saturday!

soul stroll logo.jpgCome join one of our Community Partners, Fresh Express, at the Soul Stroll for Healthy Living this Saturday, March 26! This free family affair will last from 8 am – 1 pm at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. Soul Stroll is designed to increase awareness about the importance of good nutrition and physical activities.

Events will include a 1k & 5k walk, onsite health screenings, DJ, bounce houses, Easter egg roll, face painting, massage treatments, and more. You can find out more about the event here!

Be sure to stop by the Fresh Express bus; our committee is hosting a “Chicken Soup for the Soul” themed event. We will have recipe booklets called “Healthy Food for the Active Soul” containing recipes for post work-out smoothies, snacks, and other healthy eating tips. Feel free to shop the bus while you are there, as well – the prices and produce are both excellent! Enjoy a fun, healthy day out with your family in our beautiful AZ spring weather.