How well do you know your way around the kitchen? “Tweens” from Hanford Parks and Recreation worked with educators from the UC Calfresh Nutrition Education program to test just that! The participants tested their knowledge of kitchen utensils, knife safety, chopping, blending and cooking! They worked together to prepare a pasta dish along with smoothies, salsa verde turkey tacos, and fruit parfaits. The “Tweens” also learned that cleanup is part of the cooking process. Most agreed it was best to clean as you go. The participants expressed they would return to take more classes and learn new recipes. The classes gave teens the opportunity to learn and practice valuable skills that will help them to become young independent adults.