Wellbeing Webinars - Cooking for Wellness

In response to the COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, we've temporarily suspended our popular Cooking for Wellness classes and will offer free online live webinar presentations on topics that will help you transition to cooking more healthful meals at home. UPlan employees and spouses are eligible to receive 50 Wellbeing points when you attend any one of the presentations. 
This series of webinars will provide practical advice and tips for planning and cooking simple, healthful foods that support wellbeing during this time of social isolation. All webinars will be led by HFHL's Cooking for Wellness culinary nutrition educator, Robin Schow.

  • The Well-Stocked Pantry - How to shop, prepare and store foods in a time of social distancing

In this live webinar you will learn how to stock a kitchen pantry with the essential items commonly used to prepare a wide variety of nourishing foods. You will come away with tips and recipes that will guide you in creating a quick, tasty, and thrifty meals.

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:30 - 2:30 pm - Register here

  • Preparing Meals with What’s on Hand

Sick of canned soups, boxed pasta dishes, or frozen pizza? If you are looking for inspiration for how to prepare more flavorful and interesting meals with the food you have on hand, then join us as we explore ways to prepare quick, flavorful, and satisfying meals with them. When you register for this webinar, please include your questions related to your personal cooking challenges during this time of staying-at-home.

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 1:30 - 2:30pm - Register here

  • Plant-forward Cooking - Support your local farmers!

Learn how to use the bounty of food grown by our local and regional farmers. This webinar will highlight foods that we make in our popular Plant-forward Proteins class.
Make this the summer to learn how to cook with all of those vegetables you've been admiring at the farmers market or receiving in the weekly vegetable share from your CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Minnesota has a strong and vibrant food system, so let's support the local and regional farmers that grow our food by cooking more farm-to-table meals!

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 1:30 - 2:30pm - Register here

For questions or more information on these webinars, contact Robin Schow, Education Program Director of the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute, scho0040@umn.edu / 612-626-6425