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The Wilson County Cooperative Extension will be offering a four-week cooking and healthy eating series starting on Thursday.
“Cook Smart, Eat Smart” is intended for those who want to learn how to prepare quick, simple and balanced meals for delicious and healthier eating, according to Cassidy Hall, Wilson County Cooperative Extension’s Family & Consumer Sciences agent, who will lead the class.
Teens preparing to be on their own after high school, busy parents and senior adults are all invited to register.
Topics covered throughout the four weeks include nutrition label reading, unit pricing, smart shopping, meal planning and food prep skills. Various cooking techniques will be explored through hands-on learning. There will be recipe tastings at the conclusion of each workshop.
This series will be offered at the Wilson County Agricultural Center, 1806 Goldsboro St.
Each session meets on Thursday nights, 5:30-7:30, beginning this week and concluding on Feb. 6.
Hall has worked for nearly three years in Wilson offering healthy eating and cooking educational programs to Wilson County residents. Workshops offered through Wilson County Cooperative Extension include multi-week cooking classes on balanced eating as well as the Mediterranean diet, kitchen technologies workshops including instant pot and air fryer classes, meal prep workshops and more.
For more information on the upcoming “Cook Smart, Eat Smart,” call the extension office at 252-237-0111 or email Hall directly at Cassidy_hall@ncsu.edu. Seats are very limited, and spots fill quickly. To register, visit the shortened link https://bit.ly/2FJZJwj to secure a spot.
There is a $25 registration fee to attend.