Yamhill County cooking and nutrition course quickly filling: register now!

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If you want your young son or daughter to grow up healthy and strong, well, that requires a lot of veggie crunching and fruit munching, with many a well-balanced meal, too. For families who are WIC or SNAP eligible, high grocery prices and investment in cookware make this commitment pretty daunting. That is where the Yamhill Cooking Project can help county families with young children 0-8 years old. 

This three-part Saturday class teaches cooking and nutrition basics to families of children 0-8 years old. In addition to the great skills and recipes gained, participating families will take home a set of cookware, making it possible to continue preparing healthy meals for their growing little ones after the course concludes. Items include a set of pans and skillets, bowls, a crockpot, a muffin pan, measuring utensils, and more. They will also receive $5 each class to help pay for gas.

The Yamhill County Early Child Resource Team will be accepting applications until 5 pm on Friday, April 10th, so register NOW! Do so by dialing 2-1-1 for a referral to the program. Or text your zip code to 898211.

If your family is interested, you are expected to attend all three classes, so register only if you can commit to all three dates of one of the classes in the following Yamhill County areas: 

McMinnville

English: 4/18, 5/2, 5/16
Spanish: 4/25, 5/9, 5/23

Newberg

English: 4/25, 5/9, 5/23
Spanish: 5/2, 5/16, 5/30

Dayton

English: 4/18, 5/2, 5/16
Spanish: 4/25, 5/9, 5/23

Amity

English: 4/18, 5/2, 5/23

Sheridan

English: 5/9, 5/23, 5/30

Willamina

English: 5/2, 5/16, 5/30

Yamhill/Carlton

English: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9

There is a waiting list for families who don’t receive a guaranteed spot. You will be sent a confirmation by email or phone if space opens up for a class that you’ve requested. 

Posted on April 9, 2015 and filed under early child, events.