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Food Skills Classes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these courses have been cancelled.

Do you find yourself lost in the kitchen, stuck in a recipe rut, or unsure how to eat well on a budget? We are here to help! Our food skills classes can help you and your family put healthy eating into action.

Review our Events Calendar, or go to the bottom of this page, for upcoming Food Skills Classes. To register, simply complete the online registration form by clicking on the link.

Cooking with the Basic Shelf

Cooking with the Basic Shelf online registration form

Cooking with the Basic Shelf is a series of four (4) free cooking classes for adults age 18 and over. Join us each week as we learn, cook, and enjoy a meal together.

As part of the series you will learn about:

  • healthy eating on a budget
  • cooking basic meals from scratch
  • how to find nutrition information you can trust

Food for Thought

The 2020 series are full!

Food for Thought is a series of five (5) cooking classes for kids 9 to 12 years old. Join us as we learn to cook and enjoy good food together!

Kids will learn about:

  • healthy eating
  • how to use a knife safely
  • how to cook with basic kitchen tools

Classes run from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm each day during the series. Supervision will be provided.

Cooking with Kids: Family Cooking Classes

Cooking with Kids: Family Cooking Classes is a series of five (5) free cooking classes for caregivers and kids aged six to eight (one child per caregiver). Join us for fun activities and prepare a meal to take home!

Families will learn more about:

  • food safety
  • meal planning
  • family meals

This series includes a grocery store tour that provides more information on label reading and best buys on a budget. Snacks are provided at the beginning of each class.

Food Literacy Workshop

Food Literacy Workshop online registration form

Looking to run your own cooking or food literacy program? Come to our train-the-trainer-style workshops. Two sessions are available:

Part 1 – This five-hour session includes an overview of our food literacy programs, basic requirements for running a program, food safety, and hands-on cooking so that you can experience a class from a client’s perspective. After this session, you will get access to a shared site that contains all our class outlines, recipes, and handouts.

Part 2 – This optional three-hour session is available to anyone who has attended part 1.  Information covered includes weight bias and stigma, Canada’s Food Guide, label reading, and finding credible nutrition information.

For More Information

For more information, call our Healthy Life Line at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 610.

Looking for the Food Handler Training Course?

Go to our Food Handler Training page to find information and dates for the course required for employees in commercial food preparation settings.

Upcoming Clinics and Classes RELATED TO : Food Skills Classes

Sep
17

Marmora Cooking With the Basic Shelf

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marmora Curling Club

Sep
24

Marmora Cooking With the Basic Shelf

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marmora Curling Club

Oct
01

Marmora Cooking With the Basic Shelf

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marmora Curling Club

Oct
08

Marmora Cooking With the Basic Shelf

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marmora Curling Club

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We are gradually resuming in-person services at HPEPH by appointment only at this time.  Please review our Service Interruptions page for more information.

All program lines and the COVID-19 information line operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding statutory holidays).

To assist us with our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we ask anyone visiting the office for an appointment to:

  • bring a non-medical mask, physical distancing may not be possible during your appointment
  • maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres, both inside and outside the office
  • review symptoms of COVID-19, and reschedule your appointment if you have symptoms of the virus, or any other illness
  • reschedule your appointment if a family member or other close contact is ill
  • use accessible buttons to open doors, instead of handles
  • use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building

We have made additional changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are visiting our office for an appointment, you can be confident that we are:

  • increasing our cleaning, in alignment with heightened infection control protocols
  • considering alternatives to in-person appointments and meetings when possible
  • screening staff and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19
  • offering in-person services by appointment only to reduce traffic in office
  • ensuring staff wear masks and/or other protective equipment when seeing clients

Please continue to our website for more information about our programs and services.