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Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals

Cooking matters for child care professionals


A CDE approved training that teaches early childhood professionals about healthy meal preparation and creating a positive food environment for the children in their care


Want to identify ways to make healthy foods appeal to kids?

Need new recipe ideas that fit CACFP guidelines?

Want to learn ways to encourage healthy eating habits?


If you said yes, come join us for a Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals hands-on cooking and nutrition training at no cost to you!


Practice skills like:

  • Promoting positive mealtime attitudes and behaviors

  • Identifying simple, yet nutritious snacks and meals

  • Organizing cooking activities for the classroom

  • Safely and efficiently preparing healthy food options

After the course, you will receive:

  • A workbook highlighting information covered during the training, 34 recipes, and an activity bank

  • New, essential kitchen tools for your program and home

  •   A $10 grocery store gift card to practice shopping skills learned in the training

  • 8 clock hours in health, safety, and nutrition


Throughout the course, there will be hands-on food preparation of snacks and meals that will be enjoyed as a group. See you there!


Contact: Mara MacDonell



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5:30 PM17:30

Standard Precautions

The first Strong Start sponsored Standard Precautions class will be held on Tuesday, December 11th,  at 5:30PM in the Mountain Village fire house in the conference room on the 3rd floor. 

Strong Start will cover the cost of the class. Light snacks will be provided.

Please email Emily McGough,, to RSVP. 

The next Strong Start sponsored class will be held in April 2019. 

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4:00 PM16:00

Fiesta de Papa Noel

Vengan a compartir una noche de familia estilo Latino! Come and join a Latino style family night!

  • Concurso de comida//Food contest

    • Trae un plato a compartir!//Bring a dish to share!!

  • Premios//Prizes

  • Piñata y loteria// Mexican Bingo

Sponsored by Bright Futures, San Miguel Resource Center, Tri-County Health Network, and the Wilkinson Public Library.

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