Paige Alexander Logan County SNAP ED Assistant
April 3, 2014
It is hard to believe that I have been at the Logan County Cooperative Extension Services over two years now! I am excited to say that the Logan County Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program is progressing well! This past fall I conducted a cooking class called Speedy Suppers this class was based on the core nutrition curriculum that I receive from the University of Kentucky. During the class we learned nutrition and how to cook delicious nutritious meals for our families in 30 minutes or less. During the winter I conducted a Crock Pot Cooking class at the Logan County Cooperative Extension Office. Each month November –March participants came in to taste the delicious Crock Pot meal that I had cooked for them that month and learn how to cook the meal. At the end of both cooking classes each participant received a Recipe binder with all the recipes we had cooked in the classes plus many more.
I am glad to announce that in Logan County by attending my nutrition classes that 50% of participants are preparing foods without salt/sodium. Participants improved 58% by reading nutrition food facts labels. Participants that showed 67% improvement in one or more food resource management such as planning meals, comparing prices of food , does not run out of food before the end of the month and shops with a grocery list. Then participants also improved 83% in one or more food safety practice such as not thawing frozen foods at room temperature and storing food correctly before and after it is cooked.
Keep an eye out this April for the Spring into Cooking with Paige class that will be held April 22 2-4 p.m. at the Logan County Cooperative Extension Office. If you and a friend would like to attend please RSVP no later than April 18 by calling the Logan County Extension Office at 726-6323.