Ag Life: Healthy cooking classes for patents

Ag Life

A program is helping parents to make healthy home cooked meals and take home groceries for free.

Through a grant the Virginia Cooperative Extension is hosting cooking classes for Head Start parents.

“We know that kids when they see their parents making healthy choices are more likely to make those choices themselves. So starting with head start parents really helps us help those parents get their kids on the right track,” said Kimberly Butterfield, VA Cooperative Extension Agent Roanoke.

Healthy choices start in the home.

That’s why the Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering cooking and nutrition classes for Head start parents in the Roanoke, Salem, and Botetourt areas.

The course is six weeks beginning September 28.

The classes are designed to teach parents how to prep and cook healthy meals then they are given free groceries to go home and use their new skills.

“We’re going to do a lot of cooking with whole fresh foods to try and teach people, how can you take not just something from a package or a can but actual whole food and make it into something that your kids will want to eat and you’ll want to eat with them,” said Kimberly Butterfield, VA Cooperative Extension Agent Roanoke.

There are three locations spaced out around the city including the West End, Melrose and Villages at Lincoln areas.

There are still spaces left for the classes.

For more information you can contact Kim Butterfield at 540-444-2947.  

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