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Back to the Kitchen: Healthy Cooking Series

The Back to the Kitchen: Healthy Cooking Series is an educational program for children and adults. Sessions may be held for groups of youth, groups of adults, or families (of both youth and adults).

Older adults learning to cook

Objectives

This program will help participants increase their knowledge of cooking terms, equipment, and techniques in order to prepare healthy meals and snacks. Lessons are centered on the five MyPlate food groups: Fruits, Vegetables, Protein, Grains, and Dairy. Participants will learn at least three cooking techniques they can use to prepare healthy meals and snacks at home.

Space and time requirements

This program consists of five sessions lasting 45 to 60 minutes each except sessions for small children, which last 30 minutes. All sessions can be adapted to meet the learning needs of participants, and within reason to fit the space and time needs of the partnering agency.

More information

The Back to the Kitchen: Healthy Cooking Series was developed by Yvonne Greer, M.P.H., R.D., C.D., a nutritional consultant in Milwaukee, WI. The series of workshops was commissioned by the Milwaukee Childhood Obesity Prevention Project and funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Materials include talking points, worksheets, handouts, and recipes. The curriculum can be adapted for various age groups, including small children age 5 to 8, ‘tweens age 9 to 12, teens age 13 to 17, and adults age 18 and older.

To find out more about this program or explore the possibilities of this program being offered at your agency, contact the SNAP-Ed team.

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