Webinar: Baking for Family Fun and Learning (Fall, 2018)

Make preparations now to celebrate!!   FCS Day is celebrated on December 3rd and February has been designated as Bake for Family Fun Month!  Start planning now to promote the role of baking as you "Dine In for Healthy Families" and have some fun in the process!

Presenter(s):  Charlene Patton, Executive Director, and Sharon Davis, Program Director
Home Baking Association

About the Session
Families spending time together in the kitchen provides more than great eating!  Whether it is measuring ingredients, mixing muffins, rolling dough for pizza or shaping cookies; time with children in the kitchen provides long lasting benefits.  The Home Baking Association (HBA) has designated February as “Bake for Family Fun Month” and has resources, recipes and activities to help families get started!  During the session, you'll learn about recipes, baking activities and opportunities to promote families spending time together in the kitchen. From toddlers to grandparents - baking is the perfect family activity!

The resources offered during this session are appropriate for FCS or youth educators in classrooms and communities, for parents and grandparents, and for FCCLA and 4-H programs that teach baking skills for a "device-free" activity, promote early childhood literacy and math, and build relationships between parents and children.  
During the session, attendees will:

  1. Review multiple research-based benefits in literacy, math, science nutrition, relationships and school success gained by baking and cooking together.

  2. Receive age-appropriate skills and task guidance for ages 2 to adult.

  3. Identify six essential food safety steps to apply at home or in school baking.

  4. Access dozens of virtually ready baking resources to actually teach or share baking skills.

Teaching guides for baking food safety, age-appropriate baking tasks, how to organize baking together and best practices for baking for special needs will be provided.  Media resources and content to plan events/activities to celebrate Bake for Family Fun month will also be shared.

About the Presenter(s)

Charlene Patton is the Executive Director of the Home Baking Association.  She has a B.S. from Kansas State University in Family and Consumer Sciences in Nutrition and Business.  Charlene has participated in the Kansas State Board of Agriculture "Made in Kansas" food product promotion program.  Her work experience includes serving as Kansas State FCS Leader, working with 4-H and youth.  She was the Foods Leader for the Shawnee County Extension program.  

Sharon Davis 
is the FCS Consultant/Program Development Director for the Home Baking Association.  She has a B.S. from Iowa State University in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.  Sharon has participated in numerous continuing education opportunities, including seminars by the American Institute of Baking.  Her professional experience includes being a FCS middle school teacher, Extension educator, and test kitchen director.  

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Webinar Resources

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  • PDU Certificate
  • Handout:  Resource Links