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Cooking for Wellness

Instructor Robin Schow cooks with student.

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 how to cook more nutritious delicious food and meal plan with foundational skills in The Basics OR learn more advanced techniques and develop tools for becoming an intuitive cook in Getting CreativeNEW for Fall 2019 - 2-Hour Basics - Individual 2 hour classes from The Basics curriculum for those who can't commit to a full 4-week course. 

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.