By Robin Allen
Click here for the audio chat with Lori Carlson and Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski
I have been asked to conduct food demonstrations many times. As soon as people find out I am a Registered Dietitian they assume I can cook, and I can demonstrate how to cook. Well, this is not true. Just because I know what to eat and how it is to be prepared does not mean I can stand up and do a demonstration. I have done one cooking demonstration and it took me so long to prepare that I have never done it again. It was a success however and well-received, thanks to a lot of planning. I have a friend however who can put together a food/cooking demonstration at the drop of a hat and do it on TV while providing great nutritional advice. Her audience loves it and she loves doing it. What is her secret?
If you want to start doing cooking demonstrations, please listen to this audio cast with Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski and Lori Carlson, MS, RDN, LDN, who presented “Cooking Up Nutrition Education” January 26, 2016. You can still obtain 1.0 CPEU by visiting the event page, watching the recording and completing the evaluation.
This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.