University Programs hosts healthy cooking lessons

The event will be held in the Presidential Village I Community Room Kitchen on the seventh floor at 6 p.m. and will feature Merissa DeLoach and the University’s 
nutritionist, Sheena Quizon. DeLoach, a chef at Jefferson State Community College, will teach students how to create gourmet meals from simple ingredients.

“Cook It UP is a part of University Programs’ Discovery Series,” said Michelle Fowler, a graduate student studying public relations and an event planner for University Programs. “Discovery Series focuses on creating classes to help students find a talent, discover an ability or embark on a new hobby.”

The program aims to educate students on how to grocery shop on a limited budget and cook anywhere – even a campus residence hall.

“I guess I don’t really cook healthy when I do cook,” said Hanna Hefley, a sophomore majoring in metallurgical engineering. “So it would be nice to be able to cook something healthier.”

In addition to learning to cook, students will also learn how to make healthy choices and eat proportionally. Quizon will focus on which foods have the most nutrients, and she will give tips on making choices for living a healthy lifestyle.

“I think there’s definitely enough food options around campus to where if you want to eat healthy, you can eat healthy,” said David Roveda, a senior majoring in chemical engineering.

To attend, register at upua.tix.com. The event is free and includes a complimentary apron for 
each participant.

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