Family Cooking Night Gets Kids & Families in the Kitchen at the Citrus School

By Dani Anguiano, Chico Enterprise-Record

Gavin Witt, 8, loves vegetables. He likes spinach and radishes, but kale is his favorite.

He knows how to grow the leafy green vegetable, how to cook it in meals and prepare it for a salad.

“I just love it,”the Citrus School third-grader said.

Witt has learned all about growing and eating vegetables while working in the school garden with Jen Swanstrom, a service member of FoodCorps, a nonprofit that aims to connect kids with healthy food in school. Swanstrom works in the Chico Unified School District and with the Center for Healthy Communities.