Students learn basic skills during Cooking 101 class

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Students learn basic skills during Cooking 101 class

Students who attend the nutrition event put on by Health and Wellness are able to learn about nutrition and the benefits a good diet can bring.

Students who attend the nutrition event put on by Health and Wellness are able to learn about nutrition and the benefits a good diet can bring.

Students who attend the nutrition event put on by Health and Wellness are able to learn about nutrition and the benefits a good diet can bring.

Students who attend the nutrition event put on by Health and Wellness are able to learn about nutrition and the benefits a good diet can bring.

Skyler Jensen-Hampton, Staff Reporter

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The Wellness Center hosts a Cooking 101 class every quarter. Cooking 101 is an educational program which aims to teach students basic cooking skills that they can apply to their daily lives.

Health Education Coordinator Erin Reeh and Mikeala Carssow, a peer educator who focuses on topics in nutrition, exercise and body image, put on Cooking 101.

According to Carssow, Cooking 101 is based on the previously established Dine and Tote program. Carssow said she has ideas to make the class more efficient and reach more students.

“Previously, you would go in, learn a little bit about nutrition and kind of cook a meal,” Carssow said. “I wanted it to be more structured towards students that don’t have much experience with cooking on their own.”

Carssow explained that during the class, the students learn by watching videos and then practicing the skill themselves. According to her, the slower format of the class allows students to learn at their own pace.

The most recent Cooking 101 class was held on Jan. 17. Carssow said there was a bigger turnout than any of the Dine and Totes she has hosted.

Hannah Gassman is the nutrition lab supervisor and has attended the last Cooking 101 and Dine and Tote classes.

She said this event is good for every student because it provides basic cooking skills that some may not have gotten growing up.

To experience a Cooking 101 class, students can sign up on the Wellness Center’s website. The Wellness Center also puts the word out through posters, their Facebook page and CWU hype.

The class lasts for two hours and takes place in Michaelsen Hall from 5-7 p.m.

On Feb. 13 the Wellness Center is putting on an event called “Sex and Pizza.”

The purpose of this event is to help couples or other people in relationships improve their communication. According to Reeh and Carssow, students will ask one another what they want while making the pizza, building a foundation of healthy communication.

“This is like Dine and Tote previously, but with a consent portion, relating it to healthy relationships,” Carssow said.

Reeh says that the class covers communication skills in general.

“This doesn’t necessarily have to be a romantic partner, it can be a friendship or a work partnership. Just dealing with people in general in your daily life and having those communication skills on how to talk to another person and how to listen are the two biggest things,” Reeh said.

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