April 9, 2010


Presented by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition Happy Healthy Preschoolers Program, The Junior League of Columbus Kids in the Kitchen program and Local Matters.

Saturday, April 10, 2010 
9 a.m. to noon

The Stowe Baptist Center, 888 Parsons Avenue, Columbus

More than 100 children and their parents are expected to attend CookingFun4Kids to learn about healthy eating habits and fun ways to stay physically active.  Kids will have an opportunity to cook with a chef, practice stretching and warm-up exercises and learn about growing vegetables and fruit.  In addition, there will be a segment devoted to making healthy choices when shopping and a presentation on oral hygiene.

The Happy Healthy Preschoolers Program is designed for parents of children ages one to six years.  The program offers free convenient one-hour workshops to help parents and caregivers incorporate better nutrition habits and physical activities into their child’s life.  Workshops are designed to be interactive, so that parents can build a support network  among other parents.

Tammy Derden
Happy Healthy Preschoolers Program Coordinator
Phone 614-599-7881

Pam Barber/Mary Ellen Peacock/Erin Pope
Media Relations, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Phone 614-355-0495

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at