DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

June 20, 2012

Learn healthy, economical cooking at The Upper Room


DERRY - The Upper Room will once again host a summer series of workshops aimed at giving families good budgeting skills, while teaching how to prepare healthy meals.

Cooking Matters for Families is a free six-week cooking and nutrition series for school-age children and families being offered at The Upper Room six consecutive Wednesdays, July 11 through Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The program gives families and children lessons in preparing meals in the healthiest and most economical way.

Every week, participants will gather in The Upper Room kitchen to learn how to handle utensils, keep a kitchen clean, and prepare tasty and economical meals.

"Cooking Matters," formerly Operation Frontline, is a nutrition education initiative under the Share Our Strength anti-hunger organization, offering cooking and food information to families.

The series will be led by Terri Schoppmeyer, educational program coordinator at UNH Cooperative Extension. Cooking Matters for Families is sponsored by Operation Frontline, the New Hampshire Food Bank, UNH Cooperative Extension, Nutrition Connections and The Upper Room.

On-site childcare will be provided for a maximum of five children (ages 0 to 4) with a $1 per class, per child fee.

If you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, free and reduced lunch, WIC, or other types of financial assistance, participation will be free.

To register, contact Sue Schick at The Upper Room, 437-8477, Ext. 22.

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