HealthCorps excited about future student chefs

Cooking Club is a HealthCorps and Promise Neighborhood initiative focused on helping students learn how to cook healthy – and yet still delicious – meals and working to expose them to a variety of different flavors, methods of cooking, and, of course, foods. Started last year, Cooking Club has grown in size and welcomed students from all grades at Knox Central High School. Working in conjunction with Kellie Miller from the UK Extension Office, first a lesson is taught around the areas of nutrition and food safety and then students are given the recipe(s) for the meeting and, with some help, work to prepare the recipes. Recipes which have been made include vegetarian lasagna roll-ups, sweet potato chili, chicken parmesan and many more. This has been an amazing adventure and the members are always so willing to learn, try new things, and explore. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds and what new recipes will be made!