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Healthy Cooking is a series of cooking classes throughout the year that feature different themes, cooking techniques, and aspects of proper nutrition.

This program combines both lecture and hands-on experience in the kitchen. No kitchen or nutrition experience is required and the best part is you get to eat what you make! Registration is required; please click on the date to sign up for the session you wish to attend. Don’t hesitate to sign up for the sessions, as each class fills up quickly!

Spring 2017 Healthy Cooking Dates

*All sessions take place at 6:30 PM in Klehm Hall Room 2309.

Foods Your Heart Will Love: February 7th

Did you know February is Heart Health Awareness Month? As young adults, heart disease prevention is important to talk about because, today, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Come to this month’s Healthy Cooking 101 class to learn how to eat healthier for your heart by making simple substitutions in recipes. The featured recipes will be lower in fat, sodium and added sugar, but will still be delicious, easy to make and enjoyable to all! 

March into Spring with Mediterranean Meals: March 7th

With spring right around the corner, it’s time to make sure we are incorporating enough fruits and vegetables into our diets. Come to this month’s Healthy Cooking 101 class to learn more delicious ways to prepare fruits and vegetables. The featured recipes will be inspired from the Mediterranean lifestyle!

Partner Up with Pizza: April 4th

Did you know April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month? This month's Healthy Cooking 101 class is partnering with the Sex is Like Pizza program to educate EIU students on the importance of consent and how to ask for consent with a partner. To add a fun twist, we will discuss the benefits and importance of building a healthy pizza and a healthy relationship. After, everyone will have the opportunity to build their very own healthy pizza. Join us for this new collaboration!

For more information about Healthy Cooking 101, e-mail herc-nutritioned@eiu.edu