/Food hub teaches cooking for kids 
Bailey Manser flips her toad in the hole – a fried egg in toast – during Towards a Healthy Future a cooking and nutrition program for children at the Minden Community Food Centre.

Food hub teaches cooking for kids 

“I want you to learn different ways of cooking eggs” says Marilynne Lesperance as she flips her toad in the hole – a fried egg in toast.

Lesperance chairwoman of the Minden Food Bank and volunteer at the Minden Community Food Centre is giving a culinary lesson at Towards a Healthy Future an after-school program  that teaches nutritional information and cooking skills to children while providing a delicious snack.

Today eggs are on the menu and after toad in the hole a small group of local kids will learn how to boil egg an egg.

After that they’ll learn how to set the table.

In partnership with the John Howard Society the six-week program includes a one-hour class each Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m.

As Lesperance explains each week offers a different sort of theme. One week it was fruits and vegetables.

“We made smoothies” she says explaining the course follows the Canada Health Guide.

Another week it was pizza on naan bread.

“To show you can make pizza on pretty much anything” Lesperance says.

A number of practical skills are also taught; safe knife skills for example.

The current round of the program will wrap up April 6 when participants will prepare dinner for their parents.

Another round of the course will begin a couple of weeks later.

Anyone interested in the program can contact Lesperance at 705-286-2990.