The Just Eat It! nutrition education program presented by UW-Stout’s dietetics students will be held at the club after school in eight-week sessions. It will cover healthy eating habits, attitudes, knowledge and perceptions and include hands-on activities like cooking, food tasting, canning, pickling and diet analysis.
Along with the Fab Lab and Just Eat It! club members can attend field trips to campus for career, education and special interests as part of a larger grant initiative in the region.
“The partnership will continue to serve the community's young people by providing fun and robust learning experiences. The opportunity also provides UW-Stout students with hands-on experiences in their area of study,” said Tamara Brantmeier, UW-Stout associate vice chancellor of Partner and Student Engagement.
The Menomonie club is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley, which includes clubs in Eau Claire, Altoona, Chippewa Falls and Black River Falls. Menomonie is the fastest-growing of the five locations.
The club recently received an $80,000 grant, renewable for up to five years, from the state Department of Public Instruction to help expand services in Menomonie to include a middle school program.