Bring your family and friends and join us for food and fun at the Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School, hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Dinner Tonight Planning Coalition.
The event is Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 301 S. Main St. in Weatherford.
Dinner Tonight will feature demonstrations of easy and nutritious menus that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. The objective for the evening will be to help busy people learn ideas for meal preparation and feel good about feeding themselves and their family. The goal is to promote family mealtime, teach families healthy meal planning and food preparation techniques and to promote Texas agriculture and local grocery stores. Busy moms and dads are encouraged to take advantage of the program to gain new ideas. The eat-at-home aspect of Dinner Tonight reinforces research that shows families who sit down to regular family meals consume more fruits, vegetables and fiber, and they perform better academically at school and at work.
Registration is $15 per person in advance, or $20 at the door, and includes a cookbook consisting of additional menus and recipes, recipe samples, goody bags and door prizes. Call the Extension office at 817-598-6168 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
Food Demonstrations will include the following:
▪ Carrie Huhtanen from Weatherford Regional Medical Center will talk about dietary guidelines
▪ Jessica McGee, Better Living for Texans Program Assistant with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will talk about healthy snacking
▪ Parker County 4-Hers and FCCLA members will conduct cooking demonstrations
▪ Lynette Babcock, Kayla Neill and Kathy Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Educators will demonstrate various healthy menu ideas
There will be exhibits and door prizes will be given throughout the event. There will be several vendors and exhibitors as well.
For more information about attending Dinner Tonight or being an exhibitor, call 817-598-6168.
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