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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

This interdisciplinary experiential course (for UMN students) will provide students with the knowledge, critical thinking and technical skills necessary to make food choices based on nutritional, environmental, and local and global societal issues. Through lectures, classroom discussions, and a cooking laboratory, students will learn about our complex food system from expert guest lecturers representing multiple disciplines and sectors. Shared lab with students enrolled in FSCN 2002.

FScN 2002: Cooking on a Student's Budget

cauliflower chopping

This lab-only course (for UMN students) teaches the basic skills necessary to become confident and knowledgeable home cooks, to create a realistic food budget, and to prepare tasty and nutritional foods. Shared lab with students enrolled in FSCN 2001.