The Wichita YMCA will once again offer a series of adult cooking classes for parents and caregivers.
These hands-on classes, called Cooking Matters, are focused on helping parents, pregnant women, or caregivers of kids learn how to make healthy, nutritious meals on a budget. It’s especially helpful for parents or caregivers from lower-income households because you’ll learn how to stretch that grocery budget!
FREE childcare opportunities are available up to the age of 7.
The six-week series of classes are free, and are being held at various YMCA locations in the Wichita area. There are still upcoming classes open to new registrations.
You do not have to be a YMCA member to take the free cooking classes. (However, you do have register. See below for registration information.)
Weekly topics include:
- Free take-home groceries to try new recipes on your family
- Meal planning and budgeting
- A grocery store tour for affordable, healthy foods
- Hands-on cooking and tasting of nutritious dinner ideas
Space is limited for this free program. For more information and to register, call Tammi Krier, Healthy Eating Director for the YMCA, at (316) 776-8176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The cooking classes are taught in partnership with K-State Research and Extension and the program is locally supported by Delta Dental of Kansas, Dillons, and American AgCredit.
The schedule is below. Before registering, you should ensure that you’ll be able to attend at least five of the six classes.
Cooking Matters classes at the Downtown YMCA:
- Wednesday evenings, November 6 to December 18 (skips 11/27) from 6-8 p.m.
- Tuesday mornings, November 12 to December 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
- Thursday evenings, January 16 to February 20 from 6-8 p.m.
Cooking Matters classes at the East YMCA:
- Monday early evenings, November 18 to December 23 from 5-7 p.m.
Free childcare opportunities are available. You do NOT need to be a member of the YMCA to take these budget-friendly cooking classes.