Our parents had a great time at the free cooking class hosted by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Family Nutrition Program. Health and nutrition classes are being offered monthly at Fun Time Academy and we hope that our parents will continue to sign up for them and learn how to make a variety of tasty, low-cost healthy dishes for their families.
At this month's cooking class, parents learned how being healthy and cooking well-balanced meals. They made yogurt parfaits using fruit, yogurt and granola.
Marianella, the instructor, explained the "My Plate" model and how to eat from every food group. She stressed the importance of eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy or fortified soy alternatives.