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Something’s Cooking at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center

19th March 2019

Free Cooking Classes for Kids Underway During National Nutrition Month

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Kids were in the kitchen at Harbor Health’s Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center in Dorchester for the first of four healthy cooking classes hosted at the health center. Our nutritionist Colleen and our health educators Iris and Ashley guided the young cooks through their first lesson which included peeling and baking sweet potatoes.

Helping kids learn to make nutritious food choices is one of the best ways to support their health!  Harbor’s healthy cooking classes focus on teaching kids about why different ingredients are good for them and how to prepare them in healthy and flavorful ways.

All the recipes include main ingredients that are affordable and easier to find at local grocery stores.

In this week’s session, the class prepared sweet potato and black bean tacos and a yogurt dip.  One member of the class said she’d never tried beans before, but was willing to give them a try – we were proud of her!  Another said she didn’t like one of the ingredients in the yogurt dip (avocado), so the class talked about how to substitute other ingredients.

March is National Nutrition Month, so we’re sharing the recipes below so you can try them out too.

ATTENTION PARENTS: There’s one spot left in this free session for 3rd and 4th graders – next class is Monday, March 25! Register at

Did You Know…

Our nutritionist Colleen not only teaches this kids cooking class, but also sees patients at our Daniel Driscoll – Neponset (617-282-3200) and Geiger Gibson (617-288-1140) Community Health Centers.

Call to make an appointment with her to talk about diabetes, weight management, and healthy meal planning on a budget.

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Thank you to Kohl’s Healthy Family Fun for your generous support and making these free healthy cooking classes for kids in our community possible!