BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Bloomington’s department of student life is continuing to offer nutrition and cooking classes for students, faculty, and staff in the fall 2018 semester, as part of campus recreation and wellness programming. The classes, led by Chef Stacy Strand of the hospitality administration program, teach students about sugars, the additives in food, how to prepare real food (rather than processed and packaged), and a variety of other topics. Chef Strand also prepares several healthy and tasty food samples. The sessions are held every last Tuesday of the month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at The Yellowwood, a student-run restaurant on Ivy Tech Bloomington’s campus.

The first nutrition session of this semester was held on Tuesday, January 30 and focused on foods that sound healthy but are not, such as granola. Upcoming topics include frozen treats that are healthy, how to prepare a variety of vegetables, and how to use seasonings/salt to make healthy food taste good.


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Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.