Cook Well encourages better food choices through healthy cooking skills. Results include:
• Over 430 classes were taught and 3729 children were impacted during the 2022-2023 school year.
Healthy Cooking in Classroom | Family Wellness provides hands on cooking instruction in the classroom to local elementary students. Our staff along with volunteers taught children many different food preparation skills such as: opening cans, slicing, mixing, dry and wet measuring, and heat element safety.
The Healthy Cooking in the Classrooms program is in the health curriculum for all 4th and 5th grade students in the Fargo and West Fargo Area School Districts.
Students participated in four lessons throughout the school year and each lesson discussed the MyPlate food groups and information on good nutrition. The students prepare entire recipes from start to finish, ending with a delicious sampling that introduces them to new foods.
With the success of this program, Family Wellness will be offering a Healthy Cooking In The Classroom “Train the Trainer” program to reach more students in schools outside of the FM area. This program will provide a training along with the tools and resources schools need to run the program on their own.