Community Nutrition Classes
Healthy and delicious food, on a budget.
Knowing how to make the most of the food that’s available is an important part of the food security equation. MFC offers nutrition classes at local schools and community centers that use fun, hands-on methods for teaching food identification, purchasing and preparation. For more information or to host or sign up for a class, please contact Bailey Ludwig at email@example.com.
A series of 11 healthy lifestyle lessons for children ages 6 and younger, created by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Incorporates art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities and healthy snacks into fun and hands-on educational lessons to teach young children and their adult caregivers about the importance of making positive choices in areas that affect health the most: nutrition, physical activity and, based on the latest medical research, sleep.
As part of the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters programs teach participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals. The 6-week curriculum focuses on nutritional guidelines and developing creative recipes, while shopping on a restricted budget or using items from food banks. Classes are free to participants and include weekly take-home groceries and incentives for participation. MFC offers the following Cooking Matters (CM) courses: CM for Families CM for Parents/Adults CM for Childcare Professionals CM at the Store CM for Kids/Teens
CATCH Kids Club (CATCH)
CATCH is a physical activity and nutrition education program designed for elementary-aged children (grades K–5). Mountain Family Center offers CATCH in an after-school setting in Kremmling, Monday-Wednesday throughout the school year. CATCH participants enjoy healthy, fun snacks and engage in free play, games and other physical activities. CATCH is offered at no cost to families. Please contact the West Grand Elementary School front office for more information or to sign up.
Exploring Foods Together
This curriculum provides simple activities for young children to help them explore new foods and start building the skills to make healthy food choices. Each lesson includes a healthy snack and related food story.