Free cooking demos on the table at Community Education Center

08.23.2016 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

The Community Education Center at San Jacinto College will serve up eight free adult nutrition classes focusing on healthy food choices and cooking demos over the next two months.

Open to community members of all ages, the classes will be held each Monday, Aug. 29 to Oct. 24, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., at the San Jacinto College Central Campus, building 1, room 108. The Center will be closed on Labor Day.

The following is a list of class topics and dates: 

Aug. 29, Session One: Healthy Food/Health Families

Sept. 12, Session Two: Foods that Pack a PUNCH!

Sept. 19, Session Three: Making the Most of MyPlate

Sept. 26, Session Four: The Power of Planning

Oct. 3, Session Five: Setting Your Limits

Oct. 10, Session Six: Plate it Safe!

Oct. 17, Session Seven: The Choice is Yours!

Oct. 24, Session Eight: Mealtime Miracles

Although the sessions are free, registration is required by emailing or by calling 281-478-2786. The Community Education Center is sponsored by the San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) division. The Center hosts a variety of events each month that focus on health and wellness, career readiness, college resources and job training opportunities.

For more information and a full calendar of events, visit

About the Continuing and Professional Development division
This division at San Jacinto College provides continuing education and training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides the public with noncredit open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment, and grant funding. For more information, call 281-476-1838 or visit the Continuing and Professional Development division website.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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