Cooking Skills For Well-being courses start this month


BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Get ready to pull out those aprons and sharpen those kitchen knives, because the Cornell Cooperation Extension Broome nutrition program is offering a resident course that will help you improve your cooking.

Starting Tuesday, and now every Tuesday this month at 4:00 p.m., “Cooking Skills For Well-being” classes will be held for residents.

Kathleen Cook, nutrition educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension, told 12 News that “Cooking Skills For Well-being” will help improve the way people cook by teaching basic skills such as how to prepare a meal, what components to put together and how to plan your meals.

Cook said this course will not only teach new recipes, but will also help people who are used to cooking for large families by teaching them how to cook in small portions.

She added that knowing how to cook a meal at home not only makes you feel fuller, but also saves you money.

“So I think if you go to a fast food restaurant, you could spend $5 to $10 for one meal, whereas you could spend $5 to $10 and get it for or five meals,” Cook said.

Cook said learning new cooking skills will also help you eat healthier by simply planning what you eat.

“Making sure you’re getting a variety of different proteins or different colors of vegetables and fruits, what kind of grains are you eating, so you know if you can watch that and plan for it, you’ll end up eating healthier in the long run. term,” says Cook.

She said class sizes are limited, so it’s important that residents sign up.

If you would like to register for classes, please call 607-772-8953 or email [email protected]

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