Due to snow days, and related scheduling changes with Atlantic schools, the Food, Family and Fun cooking class will be moving it’s start date back a week. The first Atlantic class will now take place on Tuesday, February 23rd, from 6-8 PM. Spaces are still available, and organizers encourage anyone interested in cooking healthy, family-friendly meals on a budget to get registered!
Food, Family and Fun is a five session course, held once a month, where families will come together to have a little fun while learning how to cook and eat good food! Cass County ISU Extension and Boost 4 Families are excited to offer this program in Cass County. The program will utilize the Family and Consumer Science classrooms at the high school so participants can get hands-on practice in a kitchen environment. Open to any family interested in improving their skills in family meal-planning and preparation, this program is geared towards families with children aged 5-18.
At each monthly session, families will get together with class leaders to prepare healthy meals through hands-on cooking experience. Families will make TWO meals at each session- one to enjoy during the class, and a second meal to take home and freeze or eat later in the week. Families will also participate in activities on communication, teamwork, meal-planning, and health and nutrition.
A small fee of $10 per session applies for the first 4 sessions, and the final session is free! Scholarships for the full $40 are also available to ensure anyone can participate. For a family of 5 this costs less than $1 per meal! In addition, families completing at least 4 of the 5 classes will receive a kitchen “supply kit” full of kitchen essentials to put those new skills to use at home. To allow planning for food and materials, registrations are requested by Monday, February 22nd.
To register, or for more information on class content, dates, etc.- find a brochure and registration form on the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass, call the Cass County Extension office at 712-243-1132 or email email@example.com.