Cooking Matters

A Cooking & Nutrition Class

Cooking Matters is a 6-week cooking class that will teach you how to properly nourish your body by preparing healthy, low-cost meals.

Partner: East Texas Food Bank

  • It's FREE
  • Classes are taught by a Professional Chef and Nutritionist
  • FREE curriculum book and recipes
  • FREE bag of groceries at the end of each class

If you sign-up for the class, plan on attending all 6 sessions!

To sign-up, contact Angie Shoffner, Nutrition Education Specialist for the East Texas Food Bank, at (903) 617-2013.

Back to Basics

Back to Basics: Eating Better to Live Better

Attend a FREE 3-session program to learn about easy, healthy living!

Partner: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Wednesdays, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, at Bethesda Health Clinic

Session 1: Planning low-cost, nutritious meals

Session 2: Spending less at the grocery store

Session 3: Preventing foodborne illness at home

  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Recipe samples
  • Giveaways
  • Helpful information
  • Attend all 3 sessions to be eligible for a drawing held on the last day

For more information call Sarah Edwards, Extension Assistant (903) 590-2995

Drop-In Classes

Drop-In Wellness Classes last between 30 and 90 minutes.

Topics include:

  • Yoga (gentle for all body types)
  • Making and Achieving SMART Goals
  • Introduction to Resistance Bands (bands provided)
  • Level 1 Resistance Bands (bands provided)
  • Create Your Personal Balanced Diet
  • Reading Labels + Reducing Stress Exercise
  • Portion Control + Reducing Stress Exercise
  • Diabetes Education
  • Developing a Menu
  • Nutrition Education