Alvord Cares provides food, cooking instruction

By Tanya Davis | Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Alvord Cares was formed three years ago to provide healthy meals and adequate nourishment for Alvord school children during the summer months. As part of the summer nutrition program, a cooking school is planned each year for the children. There was a wonderful turnout of around 30 children this year who, under adult supervision, completed nine recipes for our lunchtime feast.

Here is a favorite recipe from the 2014 Kid’s Cafe Cooking School:



  • 2 cups fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons instant lemon pudding mix
  • 8 graham cracker squares, crushed
  • 1 (4 oz.) can mandarin oranges


  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Ziploc bag
  • Can opener
  • Serving dish


Combine yogurt and pudding mix, stir gently. Layer bottom of a 9×9 inch serving dish with crushed graham crackers. Pour pudding mixture over cracker crumbs. Top with mandarin oranges.

Tanya Davis is a Wise County Extension agent.

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