Cooking Matters for Teens

Date: October 8, 2014 - November 20, 2014
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Midland Community Center : 2205 Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48640
Contact: Melissa Coosard, (989) 832-6713, coosardm@anr.msu.edu

This program consists of 6 lessons, lasting about two hours each. A nutrition professional and chef team up to provide interactive lessons to help teens build skills and confidence in making healthy meals. This program includes: -Participatory food preparation that provides cooking and food safety instruction -Engaging nutrition activities and discussions - Practice with food budgeting -Recipe book for use at home -Cutting board -Certificate of completion Class series are taught throughout the community, including but not limited to community centers, churches, schools and local MSU Extension offices. Group series are available if there are 6 to 15 people, and at least half of the group is Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible. When taught at a school, at least 50% of the students must qualify for the National School Lunch Program.

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