Monday, April 30, 2012

Teaching people to prepare healthy food

Last week I had an opportunity to visit and learn about the many services provided by the Charter Oak Health Center in Hartford, including the new teaching kitchen.  The kitchen was furnished with equipment through the help of Foodshare's Partnership Program.

Volunteer chef and instructor Bob Page now runs cooking classes twice a week using foods that the clients might actually receive from the Mobile Foodshare truck.  In the photo, he is preparing delicious sandwiches which have substituted slices of eggplant for the bread!

According to nutritionist Lorie Reardon, she can tell that the cooking classes are working because it shows in patients subsequent improved blood tests!

Congratulations to everyone at Charter Oak Health Center for taking the next step to help people to learn how to best prepare all of the delicious produce delivered by the Mobile Foodshare program.

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