According to a 2011 Nutrition & Health Sciences Study done under the Supervision of Professor Julie Albrecht in July, 2011 More than 25% of school 86 in the U.S. are overweight. Attitudes about food preparation were examined. A likert-scale survey was distributed. Concerning factors included: cooking techniques, student food choices, classroom activities, and local support. Many of these same 86 making poor school choices are learning these choices from home as well. The Blue Hill Library wants to involve 86 and parents in making positive food choices and help them be informed about the outcomes of poor food choices. Project goals include: A. Providing nutrition information B. Providing opportunity for families to cook together. C.Inspire life long lifestyle nutritional choices that benefit both parents and 86. Two series of 6 classes will be held. Each class will include education, a cooking experience and products that can be used at home for healthy cooking experiences. The Librarian will teach the classes with guest speakers on specific health topics. A series of 8 classes will be held. Each class will include education, a cooking experience and products that can be used at home for healthy cooking experiences. We will have a local Nurse practitioner speak about nutrition, we will invite EFNEP to speak to the group about healthy cooking and will share healthy cooking techniques and healthy food choices. Participants will receive recipes and cook ware.
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