HOIDSA is starting a new cooking class with Bethel Lutheran Church's youth group as mentors. The class is open to any member 16 years old and older with our mentor's being high school aged. Previous cooking experience not necessary. Class participants will learn how to recognize and plan healthy meals, how to handle food safely, proper measuring, and cutting safety. The class will be held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Bethel Lutheran Church (425 N. Missouri Avenue, Morton, IL). Start time will be 7:00 PM unless otherwise stated and finish at 8:30 PM. We will use the "Let's Cook!" cook book ISBN 978-1-1891022-08-5, authors Elizabeth Riesz, Ph.D and Anne Kissack, M.P.H.,R.D. It can be ordered through any book selling outlet. The cost of ingredients will be paid by HOIDSA and the individuals will supply their own utensils, aprons and cook book. I will send a waiver and utensil list to all who register. There is no fee for the class. We have several participants registered and are accepting more on a first come/ first served basis. This is a wonderful opportunity for our young adults to make friends and influence their nondisabled peers. We will have ample supervision but any parent is welcome to stay. Bethel's kitchen is on the first floor with restrooms around the corner. Meri Tucker is your contact person and will be leading the classes. To register or ask any questions, contact Meri at 309-694-2984 (home) or 309-264-4900 (cell).