FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 20, 2015) – More than a dozen children attended the Junior League of Fort Myers’ recent Kids in the Kitchen Interactive Cooking Class on Saturday, April 18 at the Heights Center in Fort Myers.

JLFM members helped kids prepare ingredients to go in breakfast foods, all made with healthy alternatives.

Since 2001, the Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen initiative and others like it are now active in 200 locations around the world. It provides lessons and demonstrations in the preparation of healthy meals and snacks in partnership with local organizations, chefs and nutritionists to help reverse the increased rate of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. Events are held four times a year.

A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., the Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1966 and made up of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The JLFM is also a granting organization, providing mini-grants to organizations throughout Southwest Florida’s five-county area to programs that create better life outcomes for our area’s youth. Since 1966, the Junior League of Fort Myers has contributed more than one million hours and more than $1 million to community projects and programs. JLFM memberships are open to all women aged 21 and older of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

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