Participants at a library event work to estimate amounts of food and liquids in common household containers.

Participants work to estimate amounts of food and liquids in common household containers

“Cook With Me!” at Ellington Farman Library

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (May 27, 2021) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s EFNEP Program is excited to announce a fun summer series happening at Ellington Farman Library.

“Cook With Me!” blends preparing easy, healthy recipes with information on various health and nutrition topics. From 2-3PM on Mondays beginning July 12, series participants will work together to assemble each week’s dish while chatting about nutrition with EFNEP Nutrition Educator, Heather Gregory.

Kids often enjoy being in the kitchen. When you are young and inexperienced, it can be difficult to get that “sous chef” time that is so necessary to building culinary skills. Families are often working in a time crunch, and it’s hard to slow down to teach when you are racing the clock before your next task or event. “Cook With Me!” gives families a designated time and space to begin to focus on teaching their youth about measuring, cutting, nutrition, movement and food safety!

The cooking action will feature some planned spaces for hands-on activities around guessing portion sizes, learning how much sugar is really in soda and other beverages, and fun ways to move more. Participants will be able to taste their creations and go home with a copy of each recipe.

“This program is one of many that Ellington Farman Library has planned for the summer months,” shares Judith Whittaker, library director. “We’re thrilled to be able to partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County to include a unique mixed ages program. One where adults and young people can learn and work together towards a common goal of healthy eating”.

For more information or to register for the six-week series, contact or call the library at 716-287-2945. This and more events can be found listed on the library website: Ellington Farman Library is located at 760 Thornton Road, Ellington NY.

The EFNEP Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated May 27, 2021