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Fort Drum Cooking Class
Fort Drum Cooking Class
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Cooking & Nutrition Classes

Cooperative Extension offers free cooking and nutrition workshops for families, individuals, youth, and seniors. These free, interactive workshops are held throughout Jefferson County, as well as virtually right from your home through Zoom. 

What classes can I take?

For Families and Adults:

Classes are taught to groups at various community sites. Our Nutrition Educators continually strive to help you recognize the value of good food and nutrition and make food safety habit-forming! Workshops are usually 45-60 minutes long, but can be customized to meet community needs. 

Learn about the following topics through: 

  • Stretching food dollars
  • Cooking low-cost nutritious meals
  • Food safety
  • Reading food labels
  • General nutrition guidelines for better health  

For Youth:

We offer a variety of interactive programming at area schools, libraries, community centers and more to create positive youth development experiences around trying new foods and developing healthy life skills. Classes and workshops are tailored to specific age and grade levels. Learn more about nutrition education for youth

What will I learn?

In our cooking and nutrition workshops, you will learn about:

  • Healthy, low-cost meal ideas 
  • Strategies to increase physical activity 
  • Smart food shopping 
  • Food safety 
  • How to read and understand a food label 
  • Food resources or services in our community that can help your family to get enough healthy and nutritious food 

How do I get started? 

Check out our events page or call our office at 315-788-8450 to find out more about upcoming classes that might be the best and most convenient for you! You may also fill out our online Referral Form, or download a paper copy of our Referral Form, and we will contact you about upcoming opportunities. 


April Bennett
Nutrition, Food, & Wellness Program Manager
315-788-8450 ext. 265

Last updated December 15, 2023