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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 Creative. Can't commit to a 4-week class? Try 2-Hour Plus Basics - Individual  2.5 hour classes from The Basics curriculum for those who want to take their cooking classes a la carte. Stay tuned for more information about Cooking for Wellness webinars for Fall 2020.

Meanwhile, please join us for our Plant Forward Cooking Webinar Series in July and August - 1 hour webinars featuring live cooking demos using seasonal and local produce. 

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.