Free Cooking Class Monday January 22

Dayton, Nevada– The public is warmly invited to join dietitian Kim Mason and chef Cynthia Kroon for a healthy cooking demonstration, followed by dinner, on Monday January 22 at 5:30pm at the Dayton Valley Community Center at 170 Pike Street. Bring a friend or meet news ones at the free class. There’s no need to register, and everyone is welcome.

Menu: During 2018 cooking classes, Kim and Cynthia will focus on Nutrition and the Brain in a series they’re calling Mood and Food. The first cooking class of the new year will include helpful tips on “Improving Memory Through How You Eat.” During this month’s demonstration, attendees will learn how to make Tuna Patties; Yellow Potato Baked Fries; Lemony Dijon Green Beans; and Apple Dessert with Oatmeal. Participants will also receive printed handouts on “The Brain and Nutrition” and “Keeping a Healthy Brain – What Your Brain Needs” and dietitian Kim Mason will explain the affects of advanced glycation end products.

Monthly Event: On the third Monday of each month, Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties hosts a free cooking demo and dinner featuring healthy menu possibilities that incorporate varying foods that USDA Commodities and HCC’s Dayton Food Pantry offer. For instance, this month’s recipes include onions, potatoes, cilantro, canned green beans, and canned tuna.

Healthy Food Hub: The monthly cooking classes are one part of the region’s Healthy Food Hub, an effort to increase access to and demand for affordable, locally and sustainably grown food. Healthy Communities promotes a number of initiatives and programs such as school and community gardens and hoop houses; gardening classes and clubs; summer farmers markets; school salad bars and cooking classes using school garden produce; volunteer-powered food pantries in Silver Springs, Yerington, and Dayton; Community Roots and Shoots nonprofit gift and garden center; and community cooking classes and wellness support groups that emphasize affordable, nutritious, healthy menus.

Questions? Call Healthy Communities at 246-7550 or see

cooking class with chef coat

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