Cooking Classes for Adults with Chronic Disease
Deliciously Healthy is a program that offers free live cooking classes via Zoom for adults with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension. When living with and managing a chronic disease, the ability for an individual to make healthy food choices easily and with pleasure is the key to success. Our educational and engaging classes are designed to integrate culinary and nutrition skills as a part of health care, and as the necessary tools to improve ones symptoms and overall health.
In partnership with Gouverneur Hospital, Deliciously Healthy classes are taught by dietitians from FamilyCook Productions. Participants learn new and very delicious styles of recipes that bring them, and their whole families, into the mindset of recognizing what’s delicious can also be good for you. Classes are completely virtual, giving everyone the opportunity to attend and cook along from the comfort of their own kitchens, while still enjoying the sense of bond and interaction with other participants in the Zoom class.
Through this program, participants gain:
- Basic cooking and knife skills
- Nutrition knowledge
- Experience learning new multicultural recipes
- An opportunity to bond over a delicious, fresh, seasonal meals
- Some useful cooking tools
This program is offered in a series of 6 classes with 2-week follow up sessions. Check out our Deliciously Healthy flyer for even more info!
Team Chef Challenge
Nutrition and Life Skills Program for Adults
Team Chef Challenge is our exciting nutritional cooking program for adults! Based on our popular Team Battle Chef program, participants work in a team to “battle” with another team as they prepare delicious, multi-ethnic meals using fresh, healthful ingredients and sophisticated culinary techniques.
The program is designed to empower adults with the skills to be self-sufficient to prepare healthy meals and create healthy eating environments. Through this program, participants will:
- Build a firm foundation in basic nutrition, healthful meal planning and preparation
- Decrease unhealthy eating behaviors such as reliance on processed foods and frequent meals away from home
- Increase healthy behaviors like consuming more fruit and vegetables
The program construct and recipes have been field-tested for over 18 years in cooking workshops. That knowledge has been harnessed into an 8-session program that works best when scheduled once per week…
Spokesperson and Other Corporate Education Programs
FamilyCook works with select companies whose product or service – restaurant, food market, food product or cooking tool — supports our mission.
For such companies, FamilyCook and our Founder, author Lynn Fredericks, can provide or be engaged for:
- Educational program creation for product or service promotion
- Group lectures
- Satellite television and radio media tours
- Special events and product launches
- Television & Video Cooking Presentations
- Other Spokesperson projects
Some of the companies and organizations for whom Lynn Fredericks has served as spokesperson:Barilla Pasta; 3-M Corporation; Tupperware; French’s Mustard; Ralston Foods; Wegmans Food Markets; American Institute of Wine & Food; Les Dames d’Escoffier Green Tables Initiative; Health Now; Junior League…
Recipe Development and Food Service Staff Training
Institutional food service operations are looking to improve the quality of food service for:
- Adult Care Facilities
Such improvements range from recipe development using more fresh ingredients (e.g. vegetables, whole grains, legumes, etc.) to more scratch cooking in place of “heat and serve” options prepared and frozen. Additionally, local procurement is another trend in such institutional food transformation planning.FamilyCook Productions has extensive recipe development experience and provides effective food service staff training…