Healthy Pantry Initiative Nutrition and Cooking Classes are here! New classes will be offered monthly, held online and include nutrition lessons and healthy recipe demonstrations.

Be sure to check back each month for new topics, varying from how to make healthy drinks to cooking healthy snacks and meals! Choose the Thursday that works best for you! Questions? Email pahealthypantry@gmail.com

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through the PA Department of Human Services (DHS).

Sugar Overload-Cooking Matters at Your Pantry

Join us for a nutrition and cooking class on the topic of sugar led by nutrition educators! In this class you will:

  • Learn how much sugar is in popular sugary drinks.
  • Learn how to make smart choices to quench your thirst.
  • Learn how to choose drinks with less sugar.
  • Learn how to make a refreshing drink without added sugars in it.

We will be making: Raspberry-Lime Fizz – A healthy and refreshing alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages like soda or fruit-flavored drinks. Try this self paced class if you are unable to make it to one of the dates below!

Register Now - August 5, 2021 (6:00-7:00 PM)
Register Now - August 12, 2021 (1:30-2:30 PM)
Register Now - August 19, 2021 (1:30-2:30 PM)
Register Now - August 26, 2021 (1:30-2:30 PM)

Blubber Burger-Cooking Matters at Your Pantry

Join us for a nutrition and cooking class on the topic of dietary fat led by nutrition educators!

In this class we will:

  • Learn about fat and what role it plays in our body and health.
  • Learn how much fat is in some of our favorite fast-food items.
  • Learn why it’s important to know how much fat is in your food.
  • Learn how to make a tasty, nutritious meal that is low in fat.

We will be making: Tasty Hamburger Skillet – a meal that is low in fat and quick and easy to prepare. Try this self paced class if you are unable to make it to one of the dates below!

Register Now - September 2, 2021 (1:30-2:30 PM)
Register Now - September 9, 2021 (1:30-2:30 PM)
Register Now - September 30, 2021 (1:30-2:30 PM)

Name that Whole Grain-Cooking Matters at Your Pantry

Join us for a nutrition and cooking class on the topic of whole grains led by our nutrition educators!

In this this class you will:

  • Learn about whole grains and how they play a role in our health.
  • Learn the difference between whole and refined grains.
  • Learn how to find whole grains from the packaging.
  • Learn how to make a tasty, nutritious meal using whole grains.

We will be making: Savory Oatmeal – a fun twist on oatmeal using spinach and an egg!

Putting Fruits and Vegetables to the Test-Cooking Matters at Your Pantry

Join us for a nutrition and cooking class on the topic of fruits and vegetables led by nutrition educators!

In this class we will:

  • Learn about fiber and what role it plays in our body for our health.
  • Learn the difference between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber.
  • Learn how to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.
  • Learn how to eat different parts of the plant that appeals to your taste.  
  • Learn a new recipe and cooking tips

We will be making: Fruit Smoothie a simple recipe that can made to your taste with your favorite fruits. Try this self paced class if you are unable to make it to one of the dates below!