STC and Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance to Offer Healthy Cooking Classes

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Info provided by South Texas College:

With an alarming number of people in the Rio Grande Valley with diabetes or considered obese, South Texas College’s Continuing, Professional and Workforce Education and the Culinary Arts Department are teaming up with Doctors Hospital at Renaissance to offer free Healthy Cooking Classes.

“The number of people in the Valley with these diseases is growing at an alarming rate and so we want to do our part to provide some basic free education to help folks make smarter choices that will help them be healthier and possibly save money on eating out,” said Juan C. Aguirre, director of STC’s Continuing, Professional and Workforce Education. “A little bit of education goes a long way and we will teach people a variety of simple recipes with simple ingredients that the whole family can enjoy.

The Healthy Cooking Classes will be offered once a month through December, each with a different theme. The first of the six healthy cooking classes takes place July 12 at 6 p.m. at the Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance Outpatient Rehabilitation Center Kitchen in Edinburg. The session will focus on barbecuing and salad “sensations.”

Future sessions will focus on light lunches, lean meats, Halloween treats, Thanksgiving ideas and healthy holiday cooking tips.

“We want to teach community members to eat healthy balanced meals, and also have good time learning how to do it,” added Aguirre. “We will provide the professionally trained chefs, the hospital provides nutritional advice and it’s all free. We encourage anyone to participate.”

All materials and food used during the sessions will be provided by Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. Space is limited so advanced registration is suggested. For more information about the classes or to register contact 956-362-5610.