Vandal Health Education is collaborating with Eat Smart Idaho and FCS Food and Nutrition students to host a series of free, interactive and fun cooking classes for busy college students. These hands-on classes each feature several easy-to-make recipes and plenty of free samples. Learn the basics of cooking delicious and nutritious meals quickly and on a student budget. Registration is strongly encouraged in order to hold your spot in the class; walk-ins may be accepted as capacity and supplies allow.
Spring 2022 Schedule
Each class will feature a different theme described below and be held on Thursday afternoons, 5-6 p.m. in the Niccolls 101 Carmelita Spencer Foods Laboratory. Register for one class, a few, or all six!
Making Smart Drink Choices | Feb. 3, 2022
Participants will understand the importance of choosing water or low-fat and fat-free milk instead of sugary beverages, strategies for suggesting healthier beverages, and be able to select non-dairy sources of calcium.
MyPlate | Feb. 10, 2022
Participants will be able to make smart food choices to build a healthy plate and know how healthy food choices and physical activity work together to help maintain a healthy weight.
Smart Size Your Portions | Feb. 17, 2022
Participants will understand the difference between portion sizes and serving sizes and how eating appropriate serving sizes supports a healthy weight.
Making Smart Breakfast Choices | Feb. 24, 2022
Participants will learn why it is important to eat breakfast every day, know strategies for choosing healthy options for breakfast including breakfasts on the go, and plan three breakfast menus.
Making Smart Lunch Choices | March 3, 2022
Participants will learn why it is important to plan ahead for healthy lunches and snacks, and learn strategies for choosing healthy lunch options, foods from vending machines and convenience stores.
Making Smart Choices When Eating Out | March 10, 2022
Participants will learn the importance of eating out less for good health and money management, and strategies for choosing healthy options and smart portion sizes.