Teens in limited-resource communities face challenges to healthy eating. Many youths lack food preparation skills and have limited access to ingredients needed to prepare healthy foods at home. University of Maryland Extension offered healthy food preparation lessons to teen participants of a popular weekly electronic gaming program in a Baltimore County public library. Teens reported asking their caregivers to purchase the ingredients and have prepared the Fun Food Fest recipes at home. The recipes do not use an oven or stove top and can be readily used by Extension professionals in a variety of nontraditional educational settings.
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Concannon, M., Rafferty, E., & Swanson-Farmarco, C. (2011). Snacks in the Stacks: Teaching Youth Nutrition in a Public Library. The Journal of Extension, 49(5), Article 13. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.49.05.13