Food Skills for Families is a six session healthy cooking program that teaches healthy eating and cooking in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Developed by the Canadian Diabetes Association, the program is designed for the unique needs of low-income families.
Taught by Chef Vivian Cruise, each 3-hour session will strengthen your cooking confidence and skill; improve your understanding of safe food handling and storage, meal planning, healthy snacks, shopping and much more. Featuring flavourful recipes from around the world, you will learn how to modify recipes and cook from scratch. You’ll learn how to make salad dressings with what is in your cupboards, how to make delicious and healthy roasted vegetables in season, and how to add variety and zip with inexpensive ingredients.
The program is free, and runs on Saturdays 10am - 1 pm from May 4th to June 15th. Lunch is included
Session 1: Variety for Healthy Eating
Session 2: Fabulous Fruits, Vegetable and Whole Grain Goodness
Session 3: Meat and Alternatives, Milk and Alternatives and Healthy Fats
Session 4: Planning Healthy Meals, Snacks and Beverages
Session 5: Savvy Shopping Grocery Store Tour
Session 6: Celebration!
The Food Skills for Families program is hosted by LUSH Valley in our kitchen at 1126 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay. It’s free! If you are interested, contact us at 250-331-0152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.