Cooking Matters FIRC works to provide parents with the cooking and nutrition skills to provide healthy and affordable meals for their family. Through a six-week cooking class, parents learn a variety of cooking skills and recipes from chefs and general food education from nutritionists. The course is free and includes groceries.

Tuesdays, January 24-March 17
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Upper Blue Elementary
Contact Jonnah at 970-363-9275 to enroll or email

Learn to Cook with your child. FIRC is offing a free six-week cooking class on Tuesdays, January 24-March 7 at Upper Blue Elementary School from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for parents with children in 1st -5th grades. You and your child will learn how to cook healthy meals, kitchen skills and how to shop on a budget.

Cooking Matters for Teens FIRC works with middle and high schoolers to help them understand cooking and nutrition basics, so they can make healthy decisions. Teens gain the skills to cook for themselves and their family.  Understanding ingredients and learning how to read labels is another large piece of the program so they can make healthy and affordable choices when it comes to choosing recipes.

Exploring Food Together A program designed for preschool and kindergarten aged children.  The goal of Exploring Food Together is to help kids learn about new foods and start building the skills to make healthy food choices.  The classes partner with local preschools, childcare providers and kindergartens and run for six weeks.  If you are interested in hosting an Exploring Food Together  program, contact Matt Madsen the Healthy Living Programs Coordinator at the FIRC or 970-389-1275 For information on any nutrition classes please contact Matt Madsen the Healthy Living Programs Coordinator at FIRC or 970-389-1275.