Cultivating healthy food and lifestyles.
PROGRAMS & IMPACT
The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre
Healthy Cooking & Nutrition
The Happy Kitchen / La Cocina Alegre® — cooking classes and nutrition education — teaches participants the importance and benefits of eating healthy foods and instructs them in how to cook nutritious, low-cost meals using fresh, locally-sourced foods. The long-term goals for participants are to learn good nutrition habits using local and seasonal produce while having fun, and to inspire them to make lifestyle changes that will impact participants’ and their families’ overall health.
BWC DOES NOT ACCEPT PRE-REGISTRATIONS OR RESERVATIONS FOR CLASSES. PARTICIPANTS MUST SHOW UP TO EITHER THE FIRST AND/OR SECOND CLASS IN A SERIES TO REGISTER.
Did You Know?
La Cocina Alegre is an interactive 6-week series of classes, which emphasize the selection and preparation of fresh, seasonal foods that are nutritious, economical, and delicious.
Classes are held at various facilities across Brownsville. BWC also partners with local non-profits to offer the series to low-income families.
Participants receive a healthy cook book with recipes printed in English and Spanish. They also receive the ingredients for recipes learned in class when funding is available.