Free Nutrition & Cooking Classes at YDL

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Ypsilanti District Library is joining groups from all over the country in doing something about childhood hunger.  Starting Tuesday, January 29 from 1-3 pm, YDL-Whittaker will offer FREE classes on nutrition and cooking during a six-week series of Cooking Matters workshops. Cooking Matters is a national program that brings together local chefs and volunteers to lead hands-on cooking courses that give participants the know-how to select tasty, low-cost ingredients, stretch them across multiple meals, and use healthy cooking techniques and recipes to help them provide the best nourishment possible for their families.

Participants in this information-rich seminar will receive free groceries and free recipes. They will learn more about healthy snacks, food safety at home, planning balanced meals, shopping smart, tips on cooking from the chef, and suggestions on making good choices when eating out.  The program is targeted to low-income residents.  To register to participate in the program or to receive more information about it, call (734) 482-4110 ext. 1376.  Commitment to attend all six sessions of the series is required.  Limited space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Participants must be 18 or older.

To learn more about Cooking Matters, go to the Cooking Matters website. Cooking Matters is part of the No Kid Hungry initiative ( which seeks to put an end to the national crisis of childhood hunger which affects 1 in 5 children and threatens our nation’s and our children’s future.

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