Healthy Cooking 101



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Healthy Cooking 101

Do you enjoy food? Do you also enjoy feeling healthy and strong? If so, join Mrs. Hunter for a deliciously, delightful class where students will learn cooking basics such as recipe and cooking vocabulary and be introduced to common cooking/baking appliances and utensils.  We will also cover food safety and storage. Students will learn about seasonal produce, how to choose produce at the grocery store, the difference between cuts of meat, and how to build a well-stocked, healthy pantry.  Students will also learn about different types of diets (i.e. plant-based, keto, etc.), cooking with food restrictions (e.g., gluten and dairy-free), how culture affects food choices, how to read nutrition labels, how best to fuel for exercise, how to prepare healthy family-friendly snacks and balanced meals, and more!

Weekly homework will include review quizzes, recipe “labs,”, and other projects utilizing digital tools such as creating a small, healthy restaurant menu.

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Basic kitchen tools/appliances
Ingredients for recipes (several options will be provided to accommodate local availability/food restrictions)
Camera for taking pictures of completed recipes (phone camera is fine)
Recommended PDF readings (optional)

Amanda Hunter

Amanda Hunter has enjoyed science since she was a child and became very interested in health care in high school which led her to Purdue University where she earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy in 2005. After seeing how closely diet and lifestyle are related to health and prevention of chronic disease, she also completed the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching program in 2014.

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