Eating well on a budget can be a challenge. High calorie, fast foods are often cheap and readily available. Our goal is to provide families with the knowledge and skills to stretch food budgets further while eating food that tastes good and is good for you.
Cooking classes can be either multi-week classes complete with hands-on kitchen time, or one-time store tours that focus on label reading, shopping tips, and an nutrition on a budget.
For more information, contact Bri Kellogg, RD, (708) 386-1324 ext. 1111.
Each class participants enjoy a healthy snack, discuss the week's topic, and spend hands-on time in the kitchen preparing a meal to share. Each week participants take home free groceries to make the week's meal for their families or friends, putting those new-found skills to immediate use!
|Families Session||10/2/18 to 11/6/2018||Brings children & their families together to learn about healthy eating, meal planning, and working together in the kitchen.|
Grocery Store Tours:
Store tours are led by a Registered Dietitian and cover nutrition facts, ingredients lists, and how to maximize your budget at the grocery store. The 1-hour store tour covers a lot of information in a short time. Participants walk away with a $10 gift card to put their newfound knowledge to the test!
|9/11/18||Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park|
|9/20/18||Wal-Mart, Forest Park|
|10/11/18||Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park|
|10/18/18||Wal-Mart, Forest Park|
|11/15/18||Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park|
|11/20/18||Wal-Mart, Forest Park|
|12/4/18||Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park|
|12/13/18||Wal-Mart, Forest Park|
|1/18/19||Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park|
|1/22/19||Wal-Mart, Forest Park|
|2/21/19||Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park|
|2/26/19||Wal-Mart, Forest Park|
|3/7/19||Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park|
|3/19/19||Wal-Mart, Forest Park|
|4/18/19||Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park|
|4/25/19||Wal-Mart, Forest Park|
|5/7/19||Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park|
|5/16/19||Wal-Mart, Forest Park|
|6/13/19||Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park|
|6/18/19||Wal-Mart, Forest Park|