Community and Arts Outreach
2011 - 2012 Community and Arts Outreach Committee
The Junior League of San Francisco, Inc. (JLSF) has a rich history of supporting arts-related programs and events in the Bay Area for over 100 years. The Community and Arts Outreach Committee is committed to improving lives of children and families in our communities through interactive arts and healthy nutrition by:
- Promoting healthy living by providing children and their families with the tools they need to make nutritious eating choices with the belief that the education of our children is the first step toward making a lasting impact in the reversal of current childhood obesity.
- Providing access to the arts and healthy nutrition in the form of interactive activities and programs, including Kids in the Kitchen.
Community Programs Art Contest
The annual art poster contest is open to all youth in the JLSF Community Programs. The contest encourages students to reflect upon and be creatively inspired by their surroundings.
Please check back for more information about the 2011 Art Contest or contact us at the information listed below.
Kids in the Kitchen is a nationally acclaimed campaign supported by the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). The award-winning campaign brings kids and cooks together to teach the importance of healthy eating habits through hands-on preparation and instruction.
Kids in the Kitchen Campaign
In February 2006, more than 225 Junior Leagues from across four countries launched an international initiative called Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen, designed to help communities address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition. Leagues hosted educational events in their local communities. Events ranged from partnering with local chefs who gave cooking demonstrations in schools and community centers to hands-on grocery store tours that showed kids and parents nutritious and affordable ways to select recipe ingredients and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The program's activities met with great success and the initiative is continuing in 2011 in The Junior League of San Francisco under the Community and Arts Outreach Committee.
AJLI Kids in the Kitchen Website
As part of this educational campaign, students can access the Kids in the Kitchen website, which offers a virtual cookbook featuring kid-friendly, nutritious recipes that are grouped into categories including breakfast, lunchbox, dinner, snacks, and party treats. The website also provides tips and recipes of the day, as well as quizzes and polls to test kids on their nutritional knowledge. The recipes and tips can be emailed to friends, or printed out and pasted on index cards.
For more information please call the JLSF office at (415) 775-4100 or contact the 2011 – 2012 Committee Co-chairs: