Nurture and COPE Offer Nutrition Education

NSHC SUMMER 16Nurture is initiating a new partnership with Caring Outreach by Parents in Evanston (COPE) /District 65 – Kingsley Elementary School due to a grant from The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club and the Fuller Grant from St. David’s Episcopal Church,

Families will attend a 4-class series including nutrition, fitness, and cooking education. Each family will be given a slow cooker, meat thermometer, and 4 bags of nutritious groceries. Families will also enjoy a light, healthy meal together as part of each class.

Family exercise programs will include gentle yoga, stretching, aerobic activities like jumping jacks, and other exercises that can be done in a small space. In addition, families will share ideas about how to incorporate more physical activity into their daily routines.

Adult nutrition and cooking classes will demonstrate how to make inexpensive, delicious meals in a slow cooker while participants learn strategies for increasing their consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean and plant-based proteins, and home cooked meals. Families will also learn tips for portion control, the importance of breakfast and healthful ingredient substitutions to improve the nutrition profile of their family favorites.

Click here to see how Family Program alumni from 2012 have increased consumption of nutritious foods, physical activity and energy and healthy while saving money on food.

Classes will be held from 6 – 7:45pm on Wednesdays September 25, October 9, 23 and 30 at Kingsley Elementary School at 2300 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201. If you would like to attend, volunteer or observe one of these classes, please contact Rebecca Weiland at

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