Currently recruiting class members! Call Karen at 567-242-7286 to sign up!
Ohio SNAP-Ed, through Ohio State University Extension, offers Cooking Matters® for Adults & Parents as one of the many curricula offered by Ohio SNAP-Ed nutrition education program.
Each week participants observe a multi-session course that combines hands-on food preparation with nutrition information, food budgeting, and shopping techniques.
Participants will receive free groceries after each lesson and a guide with 60+ delicious, low cost, family-friendly recipes.
12 – 15 participants (50% must be SNAP eligible, and/or use free or reduced-price school breakfast or lunch, Head Start, Food Pantry or on Medicaid) are needed for the FREE six-week course. Be part of our March/April class on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at BVHS Cardiac Rehab Kitchen, located on the 2nd floor of the Ruse Center, Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 South Main Street, Findlay OH. This series runs March 6 – April 10.
After watching a cooking demo, participants will break into small groups to prepare recipes and share a meal together. Participants will take home copies of all the recipes and ingredients for one of the recipes prepared that day.
Participants must attend 4 – 6 classes in order to “graduate”. Each week participants could receive extra recipes, kitchen gadgets, door prizes and much more.
Chopin Hall is our community sponsor – they provide all the food, class incentives and graduation gifts.
If this series does not work for you but you would like to receive information on future classes – contact Karen McDougall at (567-242-7286) or at email@example.com
Here's a brief overview of the sessions:
- Class 1 - Let's Get Cooking
An introduction to the tools you can use to choose and prepare healthy foods at home.
An overview of MyPlate and cooking basics.
- Class 2 - Choosing Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains
Great ideas for incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into family meals
- Class 3 - Healthy Starts at Home
Participants will be encouraged to prepare more meals and snacks at home
Cooking with healthier protein and dairy foods
Preparing healthier versions of popular convenience foods
- Class 4 - The Power of Planning
Learn to plan healthy low-cost meals that will make the most of your food dollars
5-minute breakfasts, reducing salt, and the benefits of shopping with a list
- Class 5 - Shopping Smart
A fun and challenging grocery store tour where you can practice the skills you've learned in class to save money and make healthier choices.
- Class 6 - Recipe for Success
Healthy beverages, ways to be more physically active
Review of key nutrition, cooking and food budgeting lessions
Taste test, Secret ingredient challenge, and Cooking Matters Trivia