Are you looking to start cooking and shopping for healthier foods? Are you trying to work towards a new health goal that has something to do with better food choices? Do you still think healthy eating is more expensive than prepackaged/processed food? If so, please consider coming to the four healthy eating workshops through UF/Pasco County Extension! Starting next month, the Family and Consumer Science Agent will be holding four workshops on health and cooking with the Cooking Matters in Your Community curriculum at the Hugh Embry Library in Dade City. These lessons are free thanks to the partnership with the library, and giveaway items will also be handed out thanks to Premier Community HealthCare. Learn about the basics of MyPlate (the latest USDA icon that describes the food groups), the difference between a whole grain versus a refined grain, shopping on a budget, healthy fast food options, the benefits of fruits and vegetables, reading food labels, and more. The dates for the classes are September 6th, 13th, 27th, and October 4th from 10am to 11:30am. The Hugh Embry Library is located at 14215 4th St, Dade City, FL 33523. Lessons will also have a food sampling, so you can leave with new recipe ideas that are easy and affordable to make. Learn new food and cooking ideas from others in the class, too, as group discussions are encouraged. Lesson activities are designed to be engaging and interactive.
Please register online on Event Brite, as space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-matters-in-your-community-tickets-48445951144?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. Attending all four lessons is recommended, so please note which dates you can attend when signing up. If you have any questions, please contact the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Shari, at Sbresin@ufl.edu or at 352-518-0481. Classes are open to the general public in Pasco County. Hope to see you there!