What’s Cookin’?

April 22, 2013

Bronson Battle Creek (BBC), Health Equity Alliance, and Sodexo are sponsoring three more cooking demonstration for students and their parents this spring.  One at Coburn Elementary School on Wednesday, May at 5:30; at Prairieview Elementary School on Friday, May 10, from 4-5 p.m., and the final program at Urbandale Elementary School on Wednesday, May 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Chefs John Fear and Art Streano will teach two classes at each session, one for parents and the other for students on how to make simple, nutritious, economical meals and snacks.  

Demonstrations will include step-by step instructions on how to prepare and cook healthful meals, offer need-to-know skills for everyday cooking, and allow participants to enjoyable food samples.  BBC dieticians will talk about nutrition, label reading, and portion control.  

Each family that attends will be given a Delicious Healthy Family Meals cookbook, and a bag of groceries so they can practice some of the recipes.  The grocery bags typically include whole grain pastas, brown rice, olive oil, chopped garlic, four kinds of canned beans, no-salt-added diced tomatoes, pineapple, broccoli, baby carrots, celery, bell peppers, Clementine oranges, sunflower seeds, and Mrs. Dash’s seasoning packets tossed in for good measure.

For more information, please contact LaTonya Baidy at 245-8023.

Bronson Battle Creek is a 218-bed hospital that provides full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitation services; 100% all private rooms.  It also offers world-class diagnostic capabilities including PET/CT imaging, freestanding ‘open’ and traditional MRI, CT (16- and 64-slice), and 3.0 Tesla MRI.  Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized nationally as one of the safest hospitals, and has been a leader in the development of electronic health records as evidenced by multiple honors as one of America’s ‘most wired’ and ‘most wireless’ hospitals. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row. Specialty services include inpatient behavioral health, the county’s largest accredited sleep center, and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  For nine years, Bronson Healthcare has been included on Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies list as a leading family friendly employer. 

Health Equity Alliance is an ‘action group’ in the Regional Health Alliance.  Through innovative partnerships that make the community’s health better, it works to advocate and address improvement for communities of color in Calhoun County. 

Sodexo is the leading purveyor of food and facilities management in the United States and Canada.  It has contracted services to Bronson Battle Creek for plant operations since 1990, food service since 1991, environmental services, and biomedical engineering since 1996.