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.
“I really liked this training. The woman who presented it was excellent! It was well planned out. Throughout the training we had classroom time then gym time. We were on the move and having fun. I didn't even realize how fast the time went. During our gym games we were active for 30 minutes, having fun and everyone participated. There was no down time. Very easy in transitions. I will use the set up and CATCH phrases she used for my program next year. I want to spend time this summer reviewing the CATCH binder and grouping the activities and games together as a unit to coordinate with my themes. She also gave ideas on how to change up the games for different age groups as well as when you are short of equipment. I also can see the value that CATCH would have for the summer program. There is also a website she gave us so we can download more material that I want to explore as well. So glad I went.- (Salvation Army Youth leader)” 33 After School program youth leaders from three agencies across Onondaga County engaged in a 6-hour activity-based training to gain resources and skills to engage youth in age-appropriate, “inclusive” active play. CATCH has a 25 year track record as an evidenced-based program proven program to help reduce childhood obesity risk.