The Dominion Foundation, an arm of Dominion Resources, recently made an investment in South Carolina by funding enhancements to the cooking courses at the EdVenture Children's Museum in Columbia, South Carolina.
"South Carolina is 42nd in overall child well being,” Nikki Williams, executive vice president of EdVenture, said. “EdVenture is honored to partner with Dominion Resources to bring hands-on cooking classes to a community who wants to learn a healthier way of eating.”
EdVenture is a museum geared toward children 12 and younger. It is a locally-managed non-profit organization that is funded mainly through private and corporate donors. The museum features eight exhibits, a library, learning laboratories and resource centers as well as more than 350 hands-on exhibits.
The Cooking Lab is one of many educational programs offered at EdVenture. Participants learn methods for cooking nutritious meals. The lab is led by a professional chef. In addition, the Cooking Lab offers private cooking parties.
Annually, EdVenture adds $13 million to the economy of the Columbia area.
Dominion Resources is a leading U.S. producer and transporter of energy. The company's presence in South Carolina is Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission.
“Dominion Carolina Gas is proud to support the expansion of EdVenture’s community cooking classes,” Keith Windle, Dominion Carolina Gas general manager, said. “The opportunity for children and adults to learn about global healthy eating will not only promote healthy lifestyles but will also be fun and educational.”
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