Grand County " Mountain Family Center offers nutrition classes
February 17, 2009
Mountain Family Center has partnered with Operation Frontline Colorado to bring hands-on nutrition classes to low income individuals in Grand County.
Operation Frontline’s Eating Right class is being offered in Kremmling. Participants learn to implement sound nutritional choices into their lives, cook low cost yet nutritious meals, use proper knife skills, and practice good kitchen sanitation.
These hands-on classes are team taught by professional chef Jan Broadhurst and by registered dietitian Cathleen Molloy. Each participant gets a group session as well as one-on-one advice from the dietitian, gets to cook and enjoy a meal at class, and leaves each class with groceries to practice their cooking skills at home.
One class includes a trip to the grocery store to practice thrifty shopping.
Each participant also gets a workbook with nutritious low-cost recipes.
The recipes include meals around the $1.40 per-serving range.
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Those invited to take the Kremmling class are previous Mountain Food Bank clients and those in the Kremmling community who are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level.
Mountain Family Center anticipates offering the class in both Granby and in Fraser later this year to Grand County residents at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level.
These classes are funded by both Mountain Family Center and Operation Frontline through grants, including those from the Colorado Health Foundation and ConAgra Foods Foundation.
Mountain Family Center is a community-based, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life in Grand county by providing services, information, and education that strengthens families and promotes self-sufficiency.
Operation Frontline is a national non-profit organization that works to combat hunger. This organization believes that everyone has the right to enjoy food, including those who have limited food budgets. It strives to teach a balance of nutrition, taste, and cost to low income families.