HQB Food Shelf will be hosting a series of free cooking classes this fall. The classes will be taught by Simply Good Eating and will be held at the Food Shelf (100 North Oxford Street) from 10-11:30 am.
Here is the rundown:
September 1: Fruits and Vegetables. Learn about how antioxidants help keep us healthy and reduce our risk of cancer.
September 22: Whole Grains. Learn about the difference between whole and refined grains, fiber and how this helps lower our cholesterol.
October 6: Fats. We will talk about the different fats (saturated and unsaturated) and do a hands-on activity measuring the fat in different fast foods. We will also discuss how fat, cholesterol, sodium and calories affect our body’s health.
October 20: Dairy and Protein Groups. We will discuss why our bodies need calcium — it is not just for our bones and teeth — and also cover osteoporosis. For the protein group, we will cover how our body uses the protein in the foods we eat and how iron helps carry oxygen to our brain and affects our daily life.
To register, call 651-251-9015 or visit us in person.