Tuesdays@2 – a new reason to celebrate food every Tuesday during winter

Every Tuesday at 2pm from January to March there’s reason to celebrate with food, recipes, and nutrition information you can use every day. Eaters from teens to seniors are welcome to join these fun, interactive, FREE nutrition classes. Come for one, some or all of them! Register to receive the Zoom link. January 5 – National Soup Month
January 12 – Martin Luther King’s Birthday
January 19 – National Popcorn Day
January 26 – National Hot Tea Month
February 2 – Groundhog Day
February 9 – National Pizza Day
February 16 – Susan B Anthony’s Birthday
February 23 – Washington’s Birthday
March 2 – National Nutrition Month
March 9 – International Women’s Day
March 16 – National Frozen Food Month
March 23 – National Chip and Dip Day
March 30 – National “Something on a Stick” Day

Cook Lamb Kabobs with Tracy Maines

For our Seasons at the Lake documentary, Tracey Maines invited us into her kitchen to show us how food plays a role in binding families and their vacation traditions together.

Guest Perspective: Raising Chef Julia

Remember Chef Julia? She was recently recognized as a local American Graduate Champion. Ever since taking a top honor at the 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, she’s traveled, taught, and has been prominently featured in local media. We were curious as to how and when Julia’s love for cooking started so we asked Rachel Knight Rissberger, Julia’s mother, about this.  Rachel was kind enough to share her experience through this guest web post and she included some great book recommendations.

Oneonta Girl Recognized for Her Efforts as a Teaching Chef

Julia Rissberger has been active in the kitchen since she was a toddler. Her parents, recognizing this interest in cooking, have been encouraging Julia throughout her twelve years of life! Julia’s hard work paid off when she was selected as the New York State winner in the 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ State Dinner.  



Julia’s recipe for Spinach and Apple Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette and Whole-Wheat Cheese Pennies was selected from more than 1,000 entries.  In July 2015, Julia and mom Rachel went to Washington, D.C. where they met other Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Winners, toured the White House, and enjoyed a Kids’ State Dinner with the President and First Lady.

Future Chefs and Nutrition Conscious Kids Invited to Enter 'The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge'

It’s time once again for The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, from First Lady Michelle Obama, WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture! Kids aged 8-12 are invited to submit a healthy MyPlate-inspired recipe (with their parents’ supervision) for a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House. This contest closes April 4th; the announcement of two local winners from each U.S. state and territory will be held in June; and the Kids’ State Dinner event will be held in July. https://youtu.be/c_4vS3xhDEI

Need inspiration?  Be sure to check out WSKG’s After School Fuel project for recipe inspiration from real kids!