Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s community wellness
program, Wellness U, will host a six-week Cooking Matters class on Mondays, Aug. 20 – Oct. 1, from
4:30-6:30 p.m., in the hospital’s second-floor conference rooms.
No class will be held on Labor Day, Sept. 3.
This class is free and open to the public.
Each Cooking Matters class will be taught by a chef and nutrition educator
who will discuss meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and
nutrition. Participants will take home a free bag of groceries at the
end of each class so they may prepare the recipe presented during the
session at home.
The program was created as part of Share Our Strength’s “No
Kid Hungry,” campaign which emphasizes the importance of cooking
healthy meals on a tight budget. Participants will be given tips and tricks
on how to shop smart and prepare meals without overspending, yet still
maintain high nutritional value.
Cooking Matters has been featured by former First Lady Michelle Obama’s
“Let’s Move!” campaign and recognized by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture for excellence in nutrition education. The Walmart Foundation
is the national sponsor of Cooking Matters.
To register, go to hrrmc.com/events or call Wellness U at 719-530-2057.