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The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®

Food is health.

Through SFC's The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®, SFC offers community cooking and nutrition education classes for the preparation of meals that are delicious, nutritious, seasonal and affordable, ensuring lasting dietary changes.

SFC's The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® is a place where people come together to learn skills and self-sufficiency in preparing healthy, economical meals, laugh, cook, and enjoy food together. We envision a future where everyone engages with their food system through cooking and healthy eating.

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This six week cooking class series is offered for free to participants in communities facing health disparities. The curriculum and class structure is based on social cognitive theory which emphasizes a multi-pronged approach to teaching and behavior change, such as active, hands on learning, social support, homework and peer modeling.

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The Happy Kitchen offers classes that teach fundamental cooking skills, ethnic cuisines and seasonal eating in our Teaching Kitchen! Class prices start at $30. All proceeds from these classes support free cooking classes for families in need.

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Good nutrition can lower the risk of many chronic diseases, including the most common and expensive ones employees face: heart disease, diabetes and obesity. By educating employees about good nutrition as part of an ongoing health and wellness program, companies can have a long term impact on controlling health care costs, improve employee morale and increase productivity. For a company of 1000 employees, a healthier workforce could reduce annual health costs $1.8M!

We offer a variety of health and nutrition-based wellness classes. From one-time Wellness Classes to a Series of Classes, we have turnkey solutions for businesses—big and small—looking to invest in the health of their employees.

Upcoming Cooking Classes & Events