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Food Gatherers CookStars Training Program

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Our Basic Needs Manager and two volunteers have been invited to attend the Food Gatherers Cook Stars:  Nutrition Ambassador Training Program, a no-cost training to learn how to share key nutrition messages with our clients.  This training will show how to deliver nutrition messaging, how to prepare food tastings and cooking demonstrations for clients during food distribution.

The training also includes a free Food Demonstration Kit (cooking utensils, skillets, electric cooking surfaces and other items) to assist in on-site cooking and food demonstrations.  On-site  food demonstrations have been shown to increase pantry clients’ intent to consume healthy foods like fruits and vegetables and contribute to clients’ knowledge and skills for healthy cooking, meal planning and shopping.