Lil' Chef offers tots to teens lessons in fitness, healthy eating, etiquette
Susan Caldwell made some major life changes about three years ago after her son's diagnosis with autism.Posted — Updated
Susan Caldwell made some major life changes about three years ago after her son's diagnosis with autism.
She quit her job, that required travel, and she got in shape, losing 150 pounds. Her weight loss earned her recognition in People magazine a couple of years ago where she told of how she lost the weight the "old-fashioned way."
"The idea is to help them boost their self confidence and teach them skills that they can use all their life," Caldwell tells me. "If they make it themselves, they tend to eat it."
And now Caldwell is branching out into another topic for kids - etiquette. Starting this month, Lil Chef will offer a cotillion and etiquette program for kids ages 6 to 9 and 10 and up. The program will teach kids life skills from how to answer the telephone to dining skills and more. It's something that Caldwell had stressed in her classes, but, again, parents asked her for more.
"We see so many kids who come in here and say 'give me this and give me that,'" she said.
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