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Young chefs engage in healthy cooking

Healthy cooking is for all ages

| Author: Jeff Fisher | Media Contact: Kate.Hodgkins@cmich.edu

On January 18, students and their teachers from Renaissance Academy in Mt. Pleasant teamed up with Dr. Jeff Fisher in the Allen Foundation Culinary Nutrition Center to provide a healthy cooking class. The center is home to the Nutrition and Dietetics program at CMU.

Students learned how to prepare homemade pizza, a simple and healthy dish. Throughout the demonstration, Chef Eric Schneider engaged the students in how to prepare this popular meal. Making pizza from scratch may seem challenging, but the cooking class showed otherwise.

“The students had a tremendous experience cooking in the kitchen while learning about healthy cooking,” Amber Schneider stated.

The newly renovated and state-of-the-art culinary center in Wightman Hall has 12 workstations with commercial-style ovens and modern food service equipment. Nutrition and Dietetics courses taught in the Allen Foundation Culinary Nutrition Center include Introduction to Food and Culinary Techniques, Food Science, and a new course offered every fall, Introduction to Wine.

For more information about the Nutrition and Dietetics program and course offerings, please contact program director Dr. Najat Yehia at yahia1n@cmich.edu. To inquire about the Allen Foundation Culinary Nutrition Center, please reach out to Director Dr. Jeff Fisher at fishe2jj@cmich.edu.