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Family Cooking Class Coming to Essex

Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2017

The Town of Essex will be hosting a Family Meal Prep and Cooking Class, just in time for the busy holiday season.

This program is being offered in partnership with the South West Area Recreation Guild, thanks to funding from the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

Windsor-Essex is one of the 45 communities across Ontario awarded a Provincial grant to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle choices for children between the ages of 0 and 12.

The program’s theme “Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit,” encourages kids and families to eat healthier and to make vegetables and fruits part of their daily diet. Whether fresh, frozen, or canned, fruits and vegetables provide the vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, and overall energy needed to be physically active.

A local registered dietitian, Andrea Docherty, will host the family cooking class on Sunday, December 10 from 2 to 3:30pm at the Essex Centre Sports Complex (60 Fairview Avenue West, Essex.)

“This program is a great way to promote healthy eating and educate people on simple ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables into their diet,” says Doug Sweet, Director of Community Services. “Not only will it contribute to overall health, it’s also a way to spend some quality time together as a family.”

The cost of the class is $20 for one parent and up to two children and includes three take-home meals. Financial assistance is also available for families that qualify.

Capacity is limited and spots will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register your family or to inquire about financial assistance, contact the Essex Recreation Complex at 519-776-8992.