It starts in the kitchen!

The Sylvia Center teaches young people how to build healthier lives through food and become healthy food advocates within their communities.

Tune into free virtual live cooking classes for families with kids of all ages and prepare dishes in real time with The Sylvia Center community chefs. Classes are conducted Thursday evenings from 5 to 6/6:30. For more information and to sign-up, please see below. The recipe(s) for each week’s classes are posted a week in advance, so there will be plenty of time to make sure you have all the ingredients necessary.

For those in Columbia Co., NY, home of The Sylvia Center’s upstate New York campus, ingredients for each class will be available at Germantown Library by ordering a week before the associated class. (See details below). All participants will be sent a link via email.

Please reach out to Kristen if you have any questions on the Virtual Family Cooking classes –

We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Gaskin’s, Otto’s Market, the Germantown Library, and the Germantown Community Cupboard food pantry to bring a series of FREE virtual family cooking classes to Germantown this Winter!

Each week of this six-week series, we will explore the world of noodles with our Noodle Passport, which will take our taste buds on a tour through recipes like Italian homemade gnocchi and Japanese soba noodle salad.

Interested families should fill out this Virtual Family Cooking Class Interest Form

Parents must be prepared to supervise or give permission to students participating as we will be utilizing cooktops and knives to prepare the recipes.

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Cooks for Health: Noodle Passport Series

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