Newark: Free Healthy Holiday Cooking Class

Just in time for the holidays, The U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is joining forces with Rutgers University Cooperative Extension of Essex County SNAP-ED to sponsor a free “Learning Kitchen” Healthy cooking Class on campus at 162 Washington Street in Newark from 10AM to 12 Noon on December 15.
NJ SNAP-Ed 4 Me aims to improve nutrition and increasing physical activity among SNAP participants. This is accomplished through the provision of nutrition education offered through numerous public-health approaches and community-based projects. Their online resources includes videos and downloadable nutrition guides for youth, parents, and expectant mothers. SNAP participants can even join a list to receive bi-weekly emails about health and nutrition along with seasonal recipes.
The program also helps limited-resource adults and families who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits reduce their risk for food insecurity through a collaborative agency and organization effort to improve nutrition education aimed toward maximization of current food-related resources, and identification of additional food resources, as needed to ensure food security.

To register for the holiday Learning Kitchen, just call 973 353 1338, or email kencatch @ And to get assistance from the SNAP Food Stamp program, visit


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