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An array of cooking supplies of rice, eggs, potatoes, asparagus, apples, and garlic on a table.
November 17, 2023 | 5:00 PM

Cooking For Life

Students with visual impairments ages 14 -22 will explore kitchen safety, equipment adaptations, grocery stores and recipes, and to learn how to move more confidently in your home kitchen.
An array of cooking supplies of rice, eggs, potatoes, asparagus, apples, and garlic on a table.


Join us for Cooking For Life

Delve deeper into making well-rounded and balanced meals for yourself. Discover different ways to prepare the same protein, and/or explore new and interesting recipes using a crock-pot, air fryer, oven, stove-top, and more! We will go into reading nutrition labels, searching for and progressing through a recipe, and meal prepping in order to prepare a range of mealtime items. 

The goal of the program will be to fine-tune skills and confidence when preparing simple-more complex meals for yourself.

The art of cooking

The art of cooking is increasingly being lost as young people find themselves with less time, and more options to “eat on the go”. However, there are several tricks that blind and visually impaired young adults can use in the kitchen.

“Getting kids involved in the kitchen can help change behaviors early and empower children to develop good life-long eating habits. Kids who learn how to cook tend to eat more nutritious foods and they’re learning a skill that is very important.” 

-Eric Meredith, Med, MS, RD, CHES

Creator of Health Heroes Comics

Targeting Expanded Core Curriculum skills

The program targets several ECC skills with particular focus on the following:

  • Independent Living Skills
  • Career Education
  • Use of Assistive Technology
  • Recreation & Leisure Skills
  • Social Interaction Skills
  • Self-determination

Have questions?

Please note that our program specifics subject to change in accordance with CDC guidelines. Pleas contact us for more information about any of our Outreach programs.