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Cooking Skills and FUN for the Whole Family!

There’s still time to register! Food, Family and Fun kicks off tomorrow night- but we have some open spaces in the kitchen! Bring the family and join us for this 6 week, hands-on family cooking class. Each week we will make a basic meal to eat as a family, and another to take home and freeze. Food, Family and Fun is open to anyone interested in cooking healthy, family-friendly meals on a budget!

Food, Family and Fun is a six session course, held once a week, where families will come together to have a little fun while learning how to cook and eat good food! Cass County ISU Extension and the Kiwanis Club of Atlantic are excited to offer this program in Cass County. The class meets at the Atlantic Middle School for 6 weeks in February and March, and will utilize the Family and Consumer Science classroom 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 weekly session, families meet with class mentors from 6-8 PM 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, meal-planning, and health and nutrition.

A small fee of $5 per session will be charged per family to help cover grocery costs. For a family of 5 this costs $1 for two full meals! In addition, families completing at least 5 of the 6 classes will receive a kitchen “supply kit” full of kitchen essentials to put those new skills to use at home, and a new programmable crockpot to make healthy winter meal prep a snap.  

Spaces are still available in the class, starting Thursday February 2nd, but pre-registrations are required to allow planning for food and materials. 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 keolson@iastate.edu.