Thursday, December 20, 2012

Extension Nutrition Programs Resume at Price Cutter’s Culinary Arts Classroom in Springfield During 2013

University of Missouri Extension’s Family Nutrition Education Program and Price Cutter grocery stores have expanded their joint effort to help teach customers about nutrition, food safety and food budgeting.

According to Jenni Nevatt, a nutrition program associate with MU Extension who teaches the classes at Price Cutter, the monthly series of classes will resume in 2013.

Classes will be held in the state-of-the-art Taste Culinary Arts classroom located inside the Price Cutter Store on the corner of Republic Road and Kansas Expressway in Springfield

Classes are about 90 minutes and will consist of a lecture, discussion and a food demonstration with samples provided. Upcoming scheduled classes are as follows:

January 14, 9 a.m.: “Eating Smart: Healthy Habits for a Healthy Weight.” Participants will identify their daily calorie needs, discuss healthy food choices, and will explore USDA’s Super Tracker for managing foods eaten. Tips for making physical activity fun will also be provided. Menu: Skinny oven French fries and baked tortilla chips.

February 20, 9 a.m.: “Eating Smart: Meal Planning.” Participants will learn how to use resources and work with what they have on hand to plan nutritious and affordable meals for themselves and their families. Menu: “What I have on Hand” Casseroles

These scheduled classes are free but pre-registration is required and seating is limited to 18 per session. Anyone interested in attending can sign up on the Price Cutter website at

"MU Extension aims to educate and empower people in the community, so a partnership between MU Extension’s Family Nutrition Education Program and Price Cutter just makes sense,” said Nevatt. “This will allow us to be able to reach a large audience and make a bigger impact as we work to teach families how to make healthier choices."

Since 1914, Greene County residents have sought help from Extension in areas related to agriculture, gardening, 4-H youth, nutrition, families, business and community development. Members of “Friends of Greene County Extension” contribute financially to make it possible for Extension to continue having a positive impact on the quality of life in Greene County. To learn how you can help go online to or call (417) 881-8909. The Greene County Extension Center is located inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, Ave., Springfield, Mo.


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