To encourage a healthier community, Grass Lake hosted after-school cooking classes for students in grades 6th, 7th, & 8th. The cooking classes were offered approximately once per month and cost about $125 in materials per class. Each class held about 25 students. Participants learned about food preparation, where to obtain local produce, and were introduced to healthy recipes. These simple and fun recipes utilized fresh produce from local sources. Overall, the Grass Lake cooking classes were a hit to those who attended; students showed interest in learning how to cook independently and trying new fruits and vegetables. Grass Lake continues to offer the cooking classes at a cost of $5 per student for each class they attend. Going forward, the wellness teams are looking at ways in order to expand this opportunity in hopes that more students and families could benefit.

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