Food bank finishes first cooking course



Andresen/St. Johns — Students in Clark County Food Bank’s inaugural Cooking Matters class graduated Feb. 20, six weeks after they first started learning about healthy cooking. During the classes, participants gained not only kitchen skills, but knowledge about nutrition and food safety. A goal was to instill healthy habits in the students, according to the food bank. A handful of success stories are shared on the food bank’s blog: One woman learned how to safely and easily cut an apple, while another said her son was visiting more now that she was making meals from scratch. The classes were spearheaded by the food bank’s nutrition education team. The nonprofit food bank is also in the midst of teaching the same cooking course in Spanish, through a pairing with Sea Mar Community Health Centers.