Celebrity chef Guy Fieri joined Carnival Cruise Line at the State Fair of Texas to host a cooking contest among three Texas 4-H students.
A $20,000 donation from the cruise company to Texas 4-H – part of the event proceedings – will help fund youth food and nutrition programming, said Dr. Courtney Dodd, Texas 4-H program leader.
Dodd, on behalf of Texas 4-H, extended “sincere thanks to Carnival for their donations and to Guy Fieri for the opportunity to highlight how we work to spur healthy habits like cooking for our youth across the state.”
At the event, Fieri also stressed the importance of learning to cook at a young age, jokingly pointing out his own biggest childhood concerns, “worrying about how to get more time at recess or playtime outside.
“Today we have kids worrying about obesity, worrying about diabetes. That’s not the way this is supposed to be working,” he said. “One of the most important things we can do is teach our kids to cook.”
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