HEAT Cooking Classes (Date Posted 5/10/2019)
On May 8th, we wrapped up the end of a 3 part series cooking and nutrition class, called HEAT (Healthy, Economical and Tasty) Cooking Class. HEAT classes are hosted by Shelton School District and taught by Washington State University (WSU)- Mason County Extension, SNAP-Ed Nutrition program staff. During class, participants cook a meal with the help of a professional nutritionist. Some recipes that have been tested and enjoyed were a lentil and sausage stew, skillet lasagna and a vegetable stir fry.
Not only did participants get to use their hands in the kitchen, but also they learned about nutrition labels, the food groups, portion control, and knowledge on how to shop economically. In addition to learning new cooking tips and tricks, participants also met new people in the community. The kitchen had lively energy as strangers got to know one another in a fun and active learning environment!
A big thank you goes out to our friends at the WSU- Mason County extension for partnering with Shelton School District to make these classes happen and to the Transit Center for letting us use their industrial kitchen space.
If you didn’t get the chance to sign up for this experience, you will want to keep your eyes peeled for future class dates. The school district Facebook page and website will have these dates posted, once they are released. Classes are open to those sixteen years or older. Free childcare is provided on-site.