By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario - Two new free cooking programs at the Agape Centre will teach families on a budget and kids slow to digest the benefits of fresh foods a winning recipe for eating healthy.
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The Agape Centre will be offering two new free cooking programs to the community this summer.
The first program 'Curious Chefs: Cooking Club for Kids,' focuses on healthy eating on a budget.
The program kicks off on Thursday, July 3 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Agape Centre located at 40 Fifth Street West in Cornwall. There are multiple sessions with varying two-hour time slots available. Click here for the registration form and exact dates and times.
Children between the ages of seven and 11 will be able to participate free of charge and receive a starter kit to take home at the end of the six weeks.
Curious Chefs will teach kids the four major food groups, kitchen safety, healthy school snacks and lunches, portion size, food labels, a grocery store tour, and of course, lots of cooking and eating.
The program also offers many creative activities and learning opportunities and a little 'Fear Factor' each week.
"I canâ€™t wait to get these programs started and am really excited to be a part of the Agape Centre family," said Margaret Malyon, program facilitator. "Both cooking programs are open to the entire community - not just Agape clients."
The second program is 'Around the Table: Healthy Eating on a Budget.'
It launches on Thursday, June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. There are multiple sessions with varying two-hour time slots available. Click here for the registration form and exact dates and times.
This free five-week program is designed to get the entire family planning and cooking together, while focusing on creating healthy meals at a low cost. Families will also go home with a starter kit at zero cost.
Some of the areas Around The Table will touch on are: basic foods on the shelf, budget friendly items in each food group, how to read a recipe, planning with the family, healthy tips to eliminate sugar/salt from your diet, how to talk to children about healthy eating, how to save money on your groceries, and finish with a grocery store tour and challenge.
The programs are funded/sponsored by: Food Banks Canada, Nestle, McCain Foods, and RBC Foundation.