Nutrition is part of everyday life. Almost every gathering of people has food involved. We participate in many community events from health fairs to community celebrations. We are part of your community!
It’s fun to taste a roasted beet and find its sweet flavor surprising or taste a delicious dish…made with black beans, which you were sure you disliked! That’s what food demonstrations are all about. Each demonstration is paired with a nutrition lesson by a nutrition educator.
Grocery Store Tours
Have you ever wondered what unit prices are or wished you knew how to read a nutrition label? Join a nutrition educator for an interactive Cooking Matters at the Store tour to learn how to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, learn unit pricing and be able to prepare affordable meals.
Our nutrition educators teach free, interesting (and fun!) nutrition classes with adults and youth on topics such as healthy eating, basic cooking skills and grocery store savings. If you are an individual or an organization looking to take a class or organize a series of classes check out our offerings. In some of our workshops, nutrition educators teach basic food preparation and cooking skills, with a focus on adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Along with cooking, participants learn meal planning, healthy food shopping on a budget, how to select healthy recipes and food safety.
After completing a six week CATCH series as part of the her after-school program Leigh wrote, "Dear Mrs. Neal, Thank you for teaching me how to cook. It has been a pleasure cooking with you. Now I know how to cook with a knife. Don't worry I will ask my parents. Also thank you for teaching me to eat healthy. I am going to miss you so much. Love, Leigh". Leigh's mom added that Leigh had been paying attention in class and was constantly coming home and sharing new recipes and healthy eating tips with her family! Leigh included a drawing of all her favorite things about nutrition class!