Teach healthy living skills to adults with autism

 
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Teach healthy living skills to adults with autism

Teach healthy living skills to adults with autism
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Mitch tills the soil in a community garden plot

Mitch tills the soil in a community garden plot
CSS utilizes food grown in community and home garden plots by CSS gardening club members in the nutrition and cooking classes. We also partner with Red Wiggler Farms, a non-profit CSA that employs individuals with disabilities, to supply the cooking classes with fresh, local sourced ingredients. (view small | med | large | orig)

Michael makes pizza bagels in a cooking class.

Michael makes pizza bagels in a cooking class.
Michael shows off his pizza bagels made in a recent cooking class. Recipes are broken down step-by-step, and individuals are encouraged to participate in the meal prep process as much as possible during the classes. Cookbooks are created and sent home with participants so that they can continue to practice their new skills with their families and friends. (view small | med | large | orig)

Joey and Brian share a salad

Joey and Brian share a salad
Joey and Brian share a taco salad they prepared in their cooking class. Meals prepared emphasize the importance of a low-fat diet with protein, complex carbs such as whole grains, and including fruits and vegetables in an individual's daily diet. (view small | med | large | orig)

Vegetables from house and community garden plots

Vegetables from house and community garden plots
These veggies were planted and tended by our garden club, which works in conjunction with the cooking class component of the Healthy Choices program. The vegetables are used in the cooking classes. (view small | med | large | orig)

Watering the garden

Watering the garden
Matthew travels to our community gardens every morning to make sure the plants don't dry out in the summer sun! (view small | med | large | orig)

Measuring it out

Measuring it out
Scott measures the ingredients carefully in cooking class to make the best cupcakes ever! (view small | med | large | orig)

Greens are the best!

Greens are the best!
As part of our healthy skills initiative, we introduce new greens to groups and make salads fun to eat. (view small | med | large | orig)

Cooking healthy at home

Cooking healthy at home
Sharing a nutritious home cooked meal at home with your friends is the best way to end the day. (view small | med | large | orig)

Making a salad

Making a salad
Richard carefully prepares the lettuce to make sure every salad he makes is the best! (view small | med | large | orig)
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Organization

Project Leader

Ashley Chatneuff

Communications Coordinator
Gaithersburg, MD United States

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