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Food, Family and Fun Class Teaches Family Cooking Skills and More!

Course to be offered in two locations in Cass County

Cooking healthy, family-friendly meals on a budget can be a challenge! From planning to shopping to finding the time to cook and eat as a family, there are always things that seem to get in the way. If you and your family are looking to have some fun while learning skills to make family meal planning and preparation easier- welcome to Food, Family and Fun!

Food, Family and Fun is a five session course, held once a month, where families will come together to have a little fun while learning how to cook and eat good food! Cass County ISU Extension and Boost 4 Families are excited to offer this program in two locations in Cass County beginning mid-February. On Mondays, starting February 15th, the class will meet once a month at the Anita High School through June. A second location, at the Atlantic High School, starts Tuesday February 16th. Both programs will utilize the Family and Consumer Science classrooms at the schools so participants can get hands-on practice in a kitchen environment. Open to any family interested in improving their skills in family meal-planning and preparation, this program is geared towards families with children aged 5-18.

At each monthly session, families will get together with class leaders to prepare healthy meals through hands-on cooking experience. Families will make TWO meals at each session- one to enjoy during the class, and a second meal to take home and freeze or eat later in the week. Families will also participate in activities on communication, teamwork, meal-planning, and health and nutrition.

Due to space restriction in the classrooms, these class sizes will be limited and may fill up quickly- register TODAY! A small fee of $40 per family, to help with food expenses, applies but can be paid in $10 installments at the first four classes. For a family of 5 this costs less than $1 per meal! In addition, families completing at least 4 of the 5 classes will receive a kitchen “supply kit” full of kitchen essentials to put those new skills to use at home. To allow planning for food and materials, registrations are requested by Friday, February 12th.

To register, or for more information on class content, dates, etc.- find a brochure and registration form on the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass, call the Cass County Extension office at 712-243-1132 or email xcass@iastate.edu.