A local health and nutrition program is planning to use their upcoming cookbook to help at risk secondary and post-secondary students this year.
Brenda Ryan, Founder of Adaptive Cooking says the organization is working with students at Western University to publish their recipes in March.
The program teaches people with disabilities about nutrition and healthy recipes that they can make at home.
“Since we have been operating for five years, we have an accumulation of some absolutely fabulous, inexpensive, healthy and yummy recipes,” Ryan said.
She says many of the recipes are quick and healthy fixes that would be suitable for low-income students.
“The real kicker is the fact that we can teach them how to shop and how to eat on a limited budget that they do have,” Mike Thorogood, Sous Chef for Best Western Lamplighter Inn said.
The program has garnered support from Joyce Bennett, a trustee for the Thames Valley District School Board.
Bennett says her involvement stems from at risk students in secondary schools.
Ryan was recently recognized in the Persons With a Disability category of the 2017 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List for her work in Adaptive Cooking and around the community.