Native Sun Natural Foods Market: Kids Cooking Class

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Native Sun Natural Foods Market will be hosting a special cooking class geared specifically at children. The Kids Cooking Class is designed to engage children in the process of creating their own meals and to get kids excited about choosing healthy options. If you are interested in learning how to make Veggie Sushi Rolls with Yummy Hummus, in a hands-on hour long class, check out the details below!



The event will be held Thursday July 21st, 2016 from 3-4 PM at the Native Sun Mandarin location at 10000 San Jose Blvd. Dawn Hutchins, founder of Florida Coastal Cooking and Wellness, will be hosting the class, along with her daughter Gabby.

Dawn Hutchins and her eight year old daughter Gabby will be stepping the kids through the recipes, as well as teaching them about why we want to eat healthy foods.  Hutchins has found that one of the benefits of gathering kids together to learn about healthy foods, and make a recipe as a group, is that they will actually eat it! According to Hutchins, “Even the self-proclaimed veggie haters were eating their veggies. Finally, a way to use peer pressure as a force for good!”

The class is designed for children ages 5 and up and each child must be accompanied by an adult. Children and adults will enjoy refreshments, take-home recipes, and a chance to win one of Dawn Hutchins' cookbooks. In order to attend, parents should pre-register here http://bit.ly/29kNOU3 or find the event at www.eventbrite.com . Children’s admission is FREE and parent’s admission is $5.00.

The Kids Cooking Class event is one of many events being held at Native Sun Natural Foods Market locations every month. To stay in touch with the latest updates from Native Sun, follow the store on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or their blog. To receive text message alerts from Native Sun text nativesun to 313131.


Native Sun is Jacksonville’s own natural and organic grocer, having served the local community since 1996. The company operates three locations in Jacksonville, the original Native Sun store at 10000 San Jose Boulevard, their second store at 11030 Baymeadows Road, and their newest location at 1585 3rd Street North in Jacksonville Beach. All three Native Sun stores are open from 8am to 8pm Monday thru Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.