1. Check out our upcoming cooking workshops

    The Nutrition Education Program plays a critical role in fulfilling MHC’s mission by sharing skills and information with clients and community members on how to cook healthy meals at home, to select the most nutritious foods on a tight budget, and to preserve food grown in gardens. We offer in-store cooking demonstrations, displays, sample tables, recipes, handouts, and a lending library of cookbooks and other resources.We also offer classes on a number of topics, including:

    • canning & food preservation
    • bread baking
    • toddler friendly foods
    • basic cooking-from-scratch
    • soup making

    Our approach to nutrition education avoids fad diets and focuses instead on basic, whole foods as the building blocks for simple, made-from-scratch meals — as enjoyable to cook as they are to eat. On our shelves, patrons find simple recipes for unfamiliar foods like kohlrabi, Swiss chard or goat yogurt. Volunteers help prepare dishes from seasonal produce and low cost ingredients, then offer samples to patrons during pantry hours. These tasty interactions allow for story telling, recipe sharing and insightful discussions about food traditions and healthy living.

    Check out this story about our approach to nutrition education on WFIU’s Earth Eats.