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Lilly Dunham, front, and Janessa Zenker cook food during a Kitchen Kamp this month in Willmar. A group of teen moms meets once a month with a nutrition educator to learn how to prepare nutritious meals from scratch. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Kitchen Kamp teaches teen moms to cook


WILLMAR -- Janessa Zenker shifts her 8-month-old son on her hip and listens attentively to tips on how to make a casserole and a dessert from scratch.

After handing her baby off to another young mother in the room, the 18-year-old high school senior takes on the assignment of making pudding for a simple triple-layer dessert. Lilly Dunham, a petite high school junior who has an 18-month-old son of her own, is nearby browning hamburger for the tater tot hotdish.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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