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Richland Library to host SNAP-Ed Cooking Matters® Course for parents in effort to combat childhood malnutrition

Columbia, South Carolina – Richland Library Northeast will host a session of the SNAP-Ed Cooking Matters® for Parents course on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. This six-week program targets adults and parents to help families acquire priceless skills in meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition with the ultimate goal of combating childhood malnutrition while promoting healthy eating.

Under the direction of a Cooking Matters® chef and a qualified dietitian, the course will give practical culinary experience. Every week, attendees will delve into a new area of food planning and cooking. A key first step in combating childhood hunger is to make inexpensive and healthful food options. With the help of the goods they take home after each lesson, the practical approach of the course guarantees that students may put what they learn to use right away.

Powering this course is the SNAP-Ed Healthy Food Initiative, which is committed to equipping low-income families with the information and abilities necessary to make wholesome and tasty meals on a tight budget. This program emphasizes the need of food safety and wise grocery shopping in addition to teaching cooking techniques.

Educating families to prepare wholesome meals on a tight budget, according to organizers, can significantly improve their general health and well-being. Making good eating available to everyone, irrespective of their financial circumstances, is the aim of the course.

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The event organizers nevertheless put safety first. Those who have COVID-19 symptoms, are waiting on test results, or have been exposed to the virus are advised to stay at home. With this precaution, all guests and employees are guaranteed safety.

The session will take place in the Northeast Large Meeting Room at Richland Library Northeast, located at 7490 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223. To guarantee their place, individuals who are interested are urged to register in advance.

To register or for further information, call the library at 803-736-6575.

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More details can be found here.

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