Cooking Classes for Better Health – Zucchini Lasagna
Program expands to all four elementary schools after-school program.
Teaching kids to cook offers them the opportunity to learn lifelong skills to feed themselves healthy, delicious, affordable food. EATS Cooking Classes for Better Health (CCBH) works in the Park City School District’s after-school program to provide these lessons on a monthly basis and has been able to expand to all four elementary schools this year due to the tremendous support from many sponsors.
Recipes from 15 TO CLEAN
In order to promote the Child Nutrition Services (CNS) 15 TO CLEAN program where new, freshly-prepared, delicious, healthy recipes will be introduced to students, CCBH will utilize these recipes in the cooking classes. So not only will all students have the opportunity to taste the new recipes in the Adventure Bites program, many will learn to make it.
In September, kids made DV Zucchini Lasagna
At the first CCBH, students made Deer Valley Lasagna; they layered zucchini (in place of noodles for a gluten-free entrée), three types of cheese, and meat in tomato sauce in pans and popped them in the oven. While they were baking, students learned about the ingredients, kitchen tools, cutting techniques and other cooking skills from Deer Valley guest chefs: Holly Cox, Charla Martin and Jodie Rogers (Food and Beverage Director at Deer Valley Resorts). When the lasagna emerged from the ovens with a wonderful aroma, kids were excited to taste what they had created. Overwhelming, students, volunteers and teaching assistants alike, devoured this yummy, healthy version of a classic American entrée.
Thank you to our sponsors!
EATS would like to thank all the generous sponsors of Cooking Classes for Better Health. The program expansion would not have been possible without all these contributors!
- Vail EPICPromise
- Whole Foods
- Intermountain Healthcare
- Park City Municipal Corporation
- Park City Community Foundation
- Park City School District
- UPS Store
- Several area restaurants, including: Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain, Riverhorse on Main and Squatters.
Volunteers needed for cooking classes
CCBH are held on Friday afternoons and volunteers are needed to help guide the students’ activities in the class. If you would like to help, please complete our volunteer form or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.