The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre™, a nationally recognized cooking and nutrition education program, aids individuals and institutions in making lasting dietary and behavioral changes.
6-week Cooking and Nutrition Education Classes
Classes meet once a week for 1 ½
hours for 6 consecutive weeks. The class series emphasizes the selection and preparation of fresh, seasonal foods that are nutritious, economical, and delicious. After each class, participants go home with the ingredients to make the recipe taught in class that day. The classes are taught by trained peer facilitators at various sites around Austin. Classes are offered in both English and in Spanish, but not bilingually.
Cooking and Nutrition Education Workshops
The Happy Kitchen offers fun, interactive cooking and nutrition workshops at various worksites, schools and community locations around Austin. Registration for workshops is limited to people within those communities. Workshops last 1 - 2 hours and cover topics like "Cooking with Seasonal Herbs," "Lose Weight and Still Eat Great," "Diabetes Awareness," and "Quick Weeknight Dinners." Workshops are also taught by trained peer Facilitators and are offered in English or Spanish. If you would like information on bringing a workshop to your location, please contact us.