Second Annual Childhood Obesity and Nutrition Education Initiative (1/16/07)

Susie Istock
16 January 2007


Boston, January 16, 2007 – The Junior League of Boston announced today they will participate in the second annual education initiative on childhood obesity and nutrition, entitled Kids in the Kitchen, with more than 200 Leagues from the Association of Junior Leagues International participating across the United States and Canada.

The Junior League of Boston will host special Kids in the Kitchen events through it’s Positive Development of Adolscent Girls programming such as JLB Arts, a Saturday program for fifth grade girls from the Boston Renaissance Charter School, among others. Special seminars and cooking events will be held throughout the months of February and March in many programs.

As children are likely to eat foods that they helped prepare, the Junior Leagues offer an online recipe collection featuring kid-friendly, nutritious recipes from celebrities, chefs and athletes at


The Junior League of Boston is an organization of 1,200 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information please visit our web site at

The Junior League of Boston joins 293 Leagues across the world to form the Association of Junior Leagues International.  These leagues have nearly 170,000 members in Canada, Mexico, The United Kingdom and The United States.  Together, they represent one of the largest international volunteer organizations for women interested in making a positive impact in their communities.  For more information, visit the web site