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Think your toddler is too young to learn their way around the kitchen? Think again.

Starting March 15, preschool chefs will have the opportunity to make their own healthy snacks when a new series of cooking classes comes to Central Market in downtown York.

These monthly classes, hosted by York Kids Cooking, will teach children ages 2 to 5 about nutrition, measuring, mixing and how to follow a basic recipe.

“The main goal is to explore new healthy foods and let (the kids) create what they want to create,” instructor Kelly Wilson said. “What I’ve been finding is that a lot of kids that make (food) themselves eat it, whereas if mom made it, they wouldn’t.”

Themed classes will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. every third Tuesday of the month on the Mezzanine at Central Market.

March’s theme is Spring fun. Chefs will create a Hippity Hop Pear Salad and explore natural food dyes, such as turmeric and beet juice, to decorated hard-boiled eggs, Wilson said.

Classes cost $7 per chef. To register, visit www.healthyhandscooking.com/instructor/kelly-wilson.

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