Michele Clark High School is the first to provide waffles as a new breakfast item at CPS. The school will be renovating one of its cafeterias over the summer to create a food court experience.
Amid rising food and gas costs, local groups are helping West Side residents through pop-up pantries and home delivery programs, as well as longstanding food pantry locations.
The South Austin Neighborhood Association has organized a number of workshops on healthy eating and nutrition. The next free class – on farm to plate – will be held 10 a.m. to noon July 13 at 5421 W. Monroe. Call or email to register your child.
The classes are available by appointment only at The Loretto Hospital. The program covers a variety of topics, including controlling blood sugar, healthy eating and managing medication.
Dietetic interns from Dominican University will provide tips at sessions that start March 13 and run through the end of the month at the Austin facility.
Megan Ervin will make a stop at Because I Care Inc., 5811 West Chicago Ave., at 11 a.m. Aug. 7 to talk to youth about healthy habits in urban communities.
New cooking classes are being offered at the Westside Health Authority.
Cody McSellers-McCray of the Westside Health Authority offers tips and well wishes for a healthy 2011.