Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes
In collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension and 5-2-1-0, RHENSOM provides a variety of nutrition education and cooking classes.
- Community-based classes
- After school cooking clubs
- Enrichment days
- Jr. Iron Chef competition
- Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program: A pilot initiative in partnership with 5-2-1-0, School-Based Health and Pathfinder Village
Community Based Classes
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie and Otsego County offers nutrition education classes in community group settings as well as in the home through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. Please contact Michelle at CCE for more information at 518-234-4303 x115. http://cceschoharie-otsego.org/family-consumer-sciences
After School Cooking Clubs
Our children need to learn the skills that will serve them a lifetime. In too many instances, kids aren't learning the basic cooking skills and techniques that will lead to a lifetime of healthy behaviors. If your school district is thinking of starting an after-school cooking club, RHENSOM can provide guidance and financial support.
Jr. Iron Chef
Jr. Iron Chef is a competition for middle and/or high school students to develop and execute healthy recipes using a combination of local and USDA (commodity) foods that could be prepared in a school cafeteria.
- Offers a positive, hands-on experience with healthy foods for youth
- Allows an opportunity to build life schools related to healthy food preparation
- Creatively address school food issues and engages youth in the dialogue
- Promotes the incorporation of local foods into school menus
The annual Jr. Iron Chef competition will be held April 21st at SUNY Cobleskill. Click to download team packet: JIC 2018 Team Packet Registration
Poster exemplars are below