NUTRITION EDUCATION & HEALTHY COOKING
Many thanks to our Nutrition and Healthy Cooking Program Funders:
Generous support from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, the Connecticut Community Foundation, ION Bank Foundation, and Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation have enabled Brass City Harvest and its nutrition staff to develop a nutrition and healthy cooking program that can be tailored to the needs of students, WIC mothers, SNAP households, and most especially - our older Americans. We have expanded our older American cooking and nutrition education classes to provide hands-on education and preparation assistance with Connecticut Grown produce that many people have little to no experience in preparing. We educate our clients as to meal planning and preparation, and we see to the special nutritional and dietary needs of senior citizens.
The goal of our healthy cooking and nutrition program is to make participants feel comfortable cooking fresh food that they ordinarily would not purchase. We faciliate ease of cooking through simple, budget-friendly recipes utilizing ingredients that would normally be in anyone's fridge or cupboard. Our nutrition education provides simple, heart-healthy tips and substitution ideas to gradually assist our clients with small behavior changes in dietary intake that can have big pay-offs in long term health outcomes.
Our healthy cooking and nutrition class designed for the specific needs of patrons of the Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries Soup Kitchen has proven to be incredibly well-attended and successful. A new class will be starting very soon - check back to our website for updates.
We are currently accepting WIC and SNAP mothers (fathers and grandparents) for our new healthy nutrition and cooking class funded by the Harvard Pilgrim Healh Care Foundation every Friday at the GWIM Soup Kitchen, 770 East Main Street, from 9:00 am to 10:30 a.m. Classes are free of charge. Every participant receives a take-home ingredient.
To join our class, please contact Sue Pronovosot at (203) 759-7171.
If you are interested in becoming a host site for a healthy cooking and nutrition program, please contact Sue at the number listed above.