Hands on Learning with Nutrition Education

We believe good nutrition is a cornerstone of health and well-being…

That’s why Community Action Center offers food discovery & learning that span all ages…

For youth, we work within schools to bring evidence-based curricula to the classrooms from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Some of these activities are held during the school day, and some after school.  For example, our Culinary Club at Lincoln Middle School hosts weekly after-school sessions addressing all aspects of navigating the food system—from gardening, to nutrition, to cooking.

The Rosalia School District is also partnering to offer nutrition and cooking classes for their classrooms.

For adults and families facing food insecurity, we have two major projects:

Monthly food and nutrition demonstrations are hosted at the Community Food Bank during food distribution hours, which feature fun activities, educational information about a new topic each month, and a delicious sample of a recipe.  The recipes feature items from the Food Bank Gardens, as seasonally available, as well as common items available at the Community Food Bank.

The first cooking class meets to discuss household food and nutrition!

For the community-at-large, our very first series of food management and cooking classes are available. These classes feature nutritional information and core kitchen skills to put healthy cooking into action using the new Community Kitchen at CAC.  The series are offered on Tuesdays, and meet once a week for 10 weeks.  Classes are one to 2 hours long, depending on the topic and activity.  Check the events section of the website for specifics, and we welcome you to register for these classes by calling our front desk, (509) 334-9147—or by stopping by!

Check the events pages for information on upcoming demonstrations & cooking classes!