When the bell rings at Mallory Elementary the after school staff of the Dallas County Area YMCA is just getting started. Each participant is greeted with a smile and snack while backpacks are put away and groups gather to begin their afternoon. Many inquire what they will be doing that day and more than a few times you may hear, “Is it Kids in the Kitchen today?” Every Tuesday and Thursday you can find Ms. Rachel, Health Educator for the Dallas County Health Department, and Ms. Pat, her assistant, bringing in their coolers and supplies to get set up for “Kids in the Kitchen.” These ladies meet with each group for 30 minutes during the week teaching them about food and nutrition. This seme
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