Where are the cooking classes located?

Throughtout Delaware County at locations we partner with. In the past we held classes at Strengthening Families, Seminary Hill Farm, Andrews House, DPHD (WIC), and Grace Clinic, among others.

What can I expect from participating in a class?

Each class includes instruction about cooking skills as well as a nutrition lession. We also focus on eating healthy on a budget, meal planning, and problem-solving around how to feed your family healthy meals that they will love! You will come away from each class with a delicious meal as well as a bag of groceries to make the recipe at home!

How do I sign up for a class or know when they are happening?

Following us on Instagram is the best way to keep up to date with classes and links to sign up. If you don't use Instagram, please email clfink@owu.edu and we will get you the information .

How much does the class cost?

Classes are free of charge to our participants, thanks to generous funding from the United Way of Delaware County's Collective Impact Grant.

Who teaches the class?

The class is an outreach program of the Ohio Wesleyan University Nutrition Program and Department of Health and Human Kinetics. OWU students teach the class and facilitate the activities.

What do I bring to class?

All you need to bring to class is the willingness to try new recipes, discuss challenges and success in preparing healthy meals, and a readiness to have fun! We provide all of the cooking tools and food that you will need (and did we mention that we give you groceries to take home too? We do!)

Can my children participate? What ages are your participants?

We offer classes for kids, families, and adults throughout the year. Adult classes are focused on age 16 and older, family classes include all ages, and kid classes typically have a specific age range focus—such as middle school, high school, etc.

What if I have a food allergy? Can I still participate?

We take food allergies very seriously, and we will accommodate most needs in this area. We will ask you about any food allergies before the first class, so that we can be sure to have the right (and safe) foods for you.

I am an OWU student or community member who wants to help out. How can I get involved.

Please email Dr. Chris Fink (clfink@owu.edu) with any questions about volunteering with our program.