Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
JCMVAMC Now Offering Cooking Classes for Enrolled Veterans
The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) is now offering a cooking education program for enrolled Veterans, which will provide hands-on experience and help Veterans become more independent and responsible for their nutritional care.
“Many Veterans face the loss of a spouse through illness or death, which leaves them without the means or the knowledge to prepare nutritious meals,” said JCMVAMC Dietician Gregory Thomas.
The program will consist of five individual classes with the following topics: Food Safety, Low-Fat Crockpot Cooking, Using the Stove and Oven, Grilling, and Review with a Group Meal.
JCMVAMC held its first cooking class on Dec. 7, which was attended by several Veterans including WWII Veteran Robert Dye, who lives in Fort Gibson. Dye said he hopes the program will help him prepare low-fat, healthy meals for him and his wife.
“My wife has done most of the cooking in our lifetime and she’s at a stage where she doesn’t do much cooking anymore,” said Dye. “So I want to see that we continue to have a regular (well-balanced) diet and eat proper as I’m doing most of the cooking.”
If you’re interested in attending our new cooking classes, please contact Gregory Thomas, RD, at 918-577-3287.