Cooking Class for Primary Care Clients

Thursday, 4/25/13 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Expanding on a successful partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, Multnomah County primary care clinics are offering cooking classes to empower clients to learn how to prepare and shop for healthy foods. The program is focused on clients with diabetes.

The next 6-week series begins April 25 and is open to clients of the Mid-County Health Center.

What You’ll Learn

Clients from Multnomah County’s Rockwood Community and East County Health Centers participated in the series this past summer. They were introduced to new foods and learned about calorie and carbohydrate-conscious meal planning and cooking. They worked together to make tasty and healthy meals in East County’s Flo’s Kitchen.

“I’ve been cooking for years but I still learned a lot, especially about using fresh ingredients without it costing too much,” reported one participant.

“We loved it,” said another. “It was fun and a good social event and great education. It was good to meet others with the same problems.”

When: 6-week class meets weekly on Thursdays, 10am-Noon, April 25 to May 30

Cost: Free and open to Mid-County Health Center clients

Registration: Sign up by April 18. Contact Deborah Cockrell,, 503-988-3601 ext 24231 to register.

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