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Cook Smart, Eat Smart

This series is FULL. If you would like to stay updated about future programming, please email Cassidy Hall at to be added to her e-newsletter. 

If you are interested in having “Cook Smart, Eat Smart” offered at your church, please feel free to contact our office at 919-989-5380 or email Cassidy Hall.

What is Cook Smart Eat Smart?

The Cook Smart, Eat Smart Cooking School will teach you how to prepare simple, healthy, and delicious food for you and your family. This cooking school is divided into 4 sessions. Each session contains several basic cooking techniques and other topics related to eating and preparing meals at home. Cook Smart, Eat Smart also provides tips for stretching your food dollar while still eating healthy, building your pantry, portion control and knife skills, food safety, entertaining, and more!

How Does it Work?

Cook Smart, Eat Smart can be implemented at churches, civic organization meetings, or with any group that has a kitchen available to cook and friends to meet! There is a cost associated with this cooking school in order to cover the cost of the ingredients. The average cost of the program is $20 per person and includes educational materials, ingredients needed to cook, as well as taste tests of your masterpieces!

There will be a Cook Smart, Eat Smart series offered at the Johnston Agriculture Center in the Demonstration Kitchen. This series will meet weekly on Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. beginning August 15 and concluding September 5.

To Register

In order to register, you must email Cassidy Hall ( or complete a registration form to mail or drop off with your $20 registration fee. The registration deadline is August 13, 2019. Space is limited. For more information, please call 919-989-5380 or email

To offer Cook Smart, Eat Smart to your group, or for more information, contact Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Cassidy Hobbs at 919-989-5380.