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Cooking for Wellness

Instructor Robin Schow cooks with student.

Our in-person cooking classes have been suspended during this period of physical distancing. 
Please join us virtually for our Fall Cooking Webinars - Each webinar is 1.25 hours of conversation and cooking. So settle in with a warm beverage, a laptop or computer, and your questions as we explore scrumptious Fall flavors that are sure to please. These class are offered through a partnership with the UMN Wellbeing Program - UPlan members receive 50 Wellbeing Points per webinar. Webinars are open to the public.

Whether you want to commit to a 4-week course or only have time for one 2-hour class, our cooking classes are open to anyone who wants to improve their cooking skills & eating habits (no University affiliation required). Learn basic cooking techniques as you cook more nutritious delicious seasonal foods and plan healthful menus in our 2.5-Hour Plus Basics OR learn more advanced techniques and develop strategies for becoming an intuitive cook in Getting Creative

FScN 2001: Cooking for Health and the Environment: A Food Systems Approach

vegetable prep

HFHL staff and UMN students co-developed this experiential interdisciplinary course for UMN students. The lecture/lab format course provides students with the knowledge, critical thinking and technical skills necessary to make food choices based on nutritional, environmental, and local and global societal issues. Students learn about our complex food system from expert guest lecturers representing multiple disciplines and sectors, classroom discussions, and a cooking laboratory. This course fulfills the CFANS Experiental Learning requirement and as of Fall 2020 is an official Food Science and Nutrition department course.