Cooking & Nutrition Education

Bringing love back to the kitchen through our cooking & nutrition education programs

Let’s Get Cooking!

These community-based partnership opportunities are interactive cooking skills classes led by Tricycles’ Outreach Manager Chef Coco (Sequoia Ross). Each addition of the program features a different healthy food theme! Previous editions include: Brunch, Takeout Favorites, and Creative Leftovers. Principles of healthy eating habits are taught through delicious, low-calories, and seasonal recipes that are family-friendly and budget saving!

Cookbooks

is a collaborative program developed and offered in partnership with Richmond Public Libraries. This child-focused program supports families connection to the joy good food by equipping them with the knowledge to make healthier food choices and in preparing delicious kid-friendly recipes in a fun and free format. Held at different public libraries through the year, children and their families join Chef

Real Food, Real Simple

is a progressive cooking and nutrition education series developed and offered in collaboration with Bon Secours Nutrition Outreach Dieticians, providing cumulative hands-on classes skills to residents of Richmond’s food deserts. This 8-week series meets once a week in Parsley’s Kitchen at the Bon Secours Sarah Garland Jones Center for Healthy Living in Church Hill. Our curriculum provides a solid food skills foundation and progresses as students gain new skills and try new food items. This unique program addresses the multiple barriers many experience in accessing and cooking fresh, seasonal from-scratch meals by providing kitchen kits that equip students at-home kitchens and by emphasizing the importance of meal planning & budgeting and its direct connection to healthy weight management.

For more information on these programs, to learn how to become a community partner, or for a schedule of upcoming classes, please contact Sequoia Ross, Outreach Manager, or call 804-231-7767.