The new Cook Smart, Eat Smart program offer by Penn State University extension will teach you how to prepare simple, healthy and delicious food for families.

The program keeps it simple - simple healthy preparation techniques, simple ingredients and simple equipment. Each session contains basic cooking techniques and topics related to eating and preparing foods at home.

Participants learn how to prepare tasty and healthy meals at home to enjoy and save time, money and make new friends. The class is appropriate for college students, young adults, a parent and teen or anyone who wants to learn how to cook.

Lessons include food demonstrations, student hands-on food preparation and tastings. The sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Penn State Extension Northumberland County, 443 Plum Creek Road, Sunbury. Registration fee is $65 for all four classes and includes cookbook, handouts, food and food thermometer; $40 extra for couples.

Deadline for registration is July 2. In order to register, go to Look under events, scroll down to Cook Smart, Eat Smart classes.

Payment can be made using any major credit card. If registering by phone, call 800-851-9710. If paying by check, make payable to "PSCE Program Fund" and mail to Penn State Extension Northumberland County, 443 Plum Creek Road Sunbury, 17801.

For more information about the Cook Smart, Eat Smart program, contact course instructor Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. at or call 570-988-3950.

A limited number of course scholarships are available; contact our office for more information. In the event of any type of accommodation or if there are questions about the physical access provided, contact Penn State Extension, at 570-988-3950 in advance of your participation.