Villa Park Public Library

This past spring, the Villa Park Public Library held 3 cooking classes led by the University of Illinois Extension. The class learned about nutrition and healthy cooking. Applying what they learned, class attendees have made changes in their lifestyle to improve their food choices. When asked what changes they have made since coming to the class, attendees commented: “I now check the labels on food for the sodium content and do not buy items that are high in sodium”, “I am eating more grains, beans and fiber rich foods”, “I am buying different fruits and vegetables which I have not bought before”, “I now have a nutrition shake with my after school snack and drink milk with my breakfast”, “I changed the type of oil I cook with and now use much less”. Educating parents about making healthy choices helps them model positive habits for their children.

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