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A drive-thru biscuit for breakfast, a combo meal at lunch, followed by pizza take-out for dinner.......sound familiar?

Many of us eat out more than we should. We know these meals are less nutritious than what we can prepare at home, but cooking often drops to the bottom of the daily priority list.

The Cook Smart Eat Smart Cooking School may be just what your family needs to get back on track toward healthy eating. Cook Smart Eat Smart, developed by NC Cooperative Extension, is designed to bring families back to the kitchen with simple, healthy, and nutritious meals.

Don’t know how to cook? No problem. This class is for the beginner as well as the seasoned cook. If you are tired of cooking the same dishes, want to serve healthier meals, or just improve your culinary skills, this program is for you. Cook Smart Eat Smart focuses on meal preparation from start to finish using basic equipment, simple ingredients, and healthy cooking techniques.

Instructor Julie Sawyer says, “this cooking school appeals to a wide variety of audiences – moms and dads, older adults, singles, young adults just starting out – anyone who wants to hone their cooking skills and prepare healthier meals for themselves and their families.

Cook Smart Eat Smart classes will be held virtually via Zoom starting Feb. 3 and will be held each Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. through March 24. Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, Julie Sawyer from Haywood County, along with fellow agents from neighboring counties will serve as instructors.

Register online through Eventbrite at For questions or additional information, contact Julie Sawyer at 828-456-3575 or

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