Healthy-cooking classes available for parents

Published 10:39 am Monday, January 21, 2013

Special to the Daily News

Parents of Washington Pediatrics’ patients will soon have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of healthful cooking without a recipe. Registered dietitian Andrea Nikolai will conduct two free workshops with parents — Jan. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Jan. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Beaufort County Cooperative Extension office on Airport Road. Parents will learn skills to help get children to eat more nutrient-rich foods, how to make mealtimes “together-times” and how to cook a great-tasting, simple dinner that can be made quickly with a few staple items.
“This is a great workshop for parents to learn how they can put a healthy dinner on the table even when they’re out of groceries and ideas while also learning some tips to encourage healthy behaviors for their family,” said Nikolai.
If you are a parent interested in one or both of the workshops, call Nikolai at Washington Pediatrics, 252-946-4134, to register. Space is limited.
As a Kids Eat Right Campaign Member, Nikolai was awarded one of 45 mini-grants by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.  Kids Eat Right is a platform designed to ensure that sound nutrition recommendations are part of childhood obesity prevention. A member-driven public education campaign, Kids Eat Right mobilizes the academy’s more than 74,000 members to support families, schools and communities in their pursuit of quality nutrition for all children. Registered dietitians are the food and nutrition experts and the most-qualified professionals to bring families and communities along in the quest to help Kids Eat Right.
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