Wood County Extension is offering free cooking classes geared toward helping low-income families learn tips to buy healthy food on a budget, and prepare healthy recipes.
Called “Cooking Matters”, the class will be taught by OSU Extension Program Assistants Sue Miklovic and Heidi Phillips at the Wood County Extension office. The program involves six, two hour classes held on consecutive Tuesdays, starting July 28th and ending September 1st. Participants must pre-register and attend all sessions to “graduate” from the program. Class size is limited to 12-15 people.
During most of the six classes, participants will break into groups to learn nutrition information, prepare the recipes of the day, and then taste-test it. Each person will be given a copy of the recipe prepared, along with the ingredients to make the recipe at home. Participants may possibly receive some new cooking utensils and tools.
Additionally, the group will take a grocery store tour during one of the classes.
All classes will be held in the demo kitchen at the Wood County Extension Office at 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Bowling Green, from 9am to 11 am. The program is offered through Ohio SNAP- Ed, which is a nutrition education program serving low-income adults and youth throughout Ohio. The goal of the program is to improve the likelihood that persons receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) benefits will make healthy food choices within a limited budget.
To register, call 419-354-9050 and ask for Cooking Matters