Kids in the Kitchen

On Saturday, March 8th, 2014, the Junior League of Colorado Springs will offer our 7th annual Kids in the Kitchen event at Freedom Financial Services Expo Center from 10 am-1 pm.

This free event is a part of our ongoing effort to raise awareness regarding childhood obesity-related issues with children and families in the Colorado Springs community.The event will include activities such as healthy food preparation, fitness activities, and other educational opportunities.We anticipate serving at least 1,000 people at this year's event. Invite all friends and family members to experience a fun and entertaining FREE event!

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Past Events

  • March 9th, 2013  marked the Junior League of Colorado Springs’ (JLCS) sixth annual Kids in the Kitchen event held at Freedom Financial Services Expo Center.
    • Our 2013 'main event' celebrating healthy eating and active living had over 1,000 attendees, despite the spring blizzard.

    • This day of family fun included healthy recipe preparation, fun fitness activities, learning opportunities with registered dietitians, arts & crafts, games, balloon art & face painting, and much more!Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the event.

    • Last year's favorite events (according to a survey conductd by Live Well Colorado), included activities by Taekwondo, CPR, YMCA and the Little Gym.

  • Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the event.
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Colorado (El Paso County) Statistics

Published in the Colorado Physical Activity & Nutriton Program (COPAN) report: Preventing Childhood Obesity in Colorado:

  • In Colorado, 28.7 percent of children ages 2 -14 years are obese or overweight; 2008 Colorado Child Health Survey.
  • In Colorado, one third of Hispanic children between the ages of 0-5 years are overweight or obese.
  • In Colorado, only 9.7 percent of children ages 2-14 years eat the recommended amount of at least 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings per day; Child Health Survey, 2008. 
  • In Colorado, 28.6 percent of children between the ages of 0-5 years living in poverty watch more than two hours of television per day—significantly more than children not living in poverty (16.2%).