The California Milk Processor Board, the folks behind the GOT MILK? campaign, is hosting the class, which will teach kids how to make healthier after-school snacks.
Given that children get about a third of their daily calories from after-school snacks and they're not getting enough calcium - 90 percent of girls and 75 percent of boys ages 9 to 13 have inadequate calcium intake, according to the National Institutes of Health - the board is trying to advise more milk-based snacks.
The class is being held from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. at the YMCA at 13580 Jackson Highway in Sloughhouse.
The class is open to children ages 6 to 12. Each attendee will receive a GOT MILK? apron and special gift, said Norma Leon, a GOT MILK? spokeswoman.
For reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 473-4422.
Can't make it to the class? Here is a recipe from the GOT MILK? folks.
Blueberry & Banana Cream Milkshake
1 cup blueberries
1 medium banana
1 cup nonfat milk
1 tablespoon vanilla whey
1 tablespoon honey
One 6-ounce container light vanilla yogurt
1 cup ice
In a blender, mix all ingredients until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with blueberries.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories: 237; Total Fat: 0.7 g; Calcium: 289 mg