Ambler Area YMCA will begin a Healthy Food and Fitness program, Teen Battle Chef for ages 10 to 15, Jan. 10.
Classroom sessions will be held Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and fitness sessions will be held Thursdays from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
This youth-development program explores cooking gardening and food systems, while battling obesity and chronic diseases. Teens will develop leadership, teamwork and culinary skills, as well as nutritional knowledge and appreciation for diverse, healthy, sustainably produced food.
The fitness portion focuses on educating teens about the importance of staying active, and understanding the relationship between diet and exercise.