KINGWOOD — Very good nutrition and very good food can be one and the exact same.
Which is the lesson staying taught at the WVU Extension Support Diet Class at the Preston County Extension Office environment.
Belinda Nicholas of Monongalia County took around the lessons after instructor Karen Vivid retired. The recent classes started 4 months back, with two lessons meeting just about every Thursday, one particular at 10 a.m. and the other at 1 p.m. Each and every course is two several hours.
Nicholson said she teaches students fundamental nutritional skills, how to conserve income on food, how to shop for food, cooking and other expertise. Though the class is not geared just for diabetics, she includes info on how to adapt recipes for these with special nourishment requires.
Out of salt or constrained in how much you can use? Put lemon juice on your food stuff in its place, Nicholas stated. Doubtful if an egg is contemporary? Put it in a bowl of water contemporary eggs sink.
Each class includes a cooking lesson, with the food stuff on hand for college students to prepare a recipe.
The Raymond Wolfe Middle foods pantry supplies foodstuff for the cooking portion. From time to time, Nicholas reported, Raymond Wolfe’s Alix Evans provides her with challenges, like how to make canned meat taste very good.
“We have a whole lot of meals that we distribute, these as lentils and eggs, canned meat, so I have been having a whole lot of ideas” to share with recipients, Evans said.
Nicholas has a large amount of practical experience to draw on to meet up with that challenge. She has been training nourishment for 23 a long time and has always cherished to prepare dinner. So significantly so that alongside with her sons, she started out a catering enterprise, Overlook Bea’s Catering.
The classes catch the attention of a selection of men and women of all ages, she claimed.
“Here in Preston County the individuals were the very best. You meet up with men and women who truly want to find out,” Nicholas claimed. “This Extension Business rocks. They are the very best. In order to get by one of these programs, you seriously want fantastic partners like these.”
Betty Dean’s very first nutrition course was when Dazzling taught. Dean appreciated it so a lot that she signed up all over again.
“It’s fun, and you learn about distinct food items,” she explained, which is vital to her as a diabetic.
Rose Mary and Hannah Slaubaugh are also repeat college students. Rose Mary stated her favored recipe so considerably with Nicholas was Mexican cornbread around chili. And, she mentioned, even her “persnickety” grandchildren like the recipes, these types of as do-it-yourself chicken nuggets and sweet potato fries.
The courses graduate Thursday, but Nicholas wrote a grant to start off new classes on how to shop from discount outlets and get ready the meals in a wholesome, delicious way. For information on that and other nourishment lessons, phone the WVU Extension Provider Office at 304-329-1391.
There is no demand to acquire the courses.