Nutritious and Delicious

Join us for a virtual and interactive cooking class focused on nutritious and delicious foods, all from the comfort of home. Each class will begin with a presentation of information related to the topic and conclude with a live cooking demonstration. Recipes to recreate the delicious and healthy meals are provided.

Meet Your Instructor!

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Katrina Gangsaas

Katrina has been teaching cooking classes and helping people eat healthier for more than ten years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Sciences, is a certified Lifestyle Coach, and a lover of food! Katrina believes in a balanced, whole food based approach to eating that is as delicious as it is nutritious.

Tips for a Great Virtual Experience

Microsoft Teams

  • We recommend giving yourself a few extra minutes to get logged on and settled before the class starts.
  • You’ll have two options to join the meeting, either via the Microsoft Teams link or by calling in and using a conference id. We recommend using Microsoft Teams so you get the full audio visual interactive experience!
  • Once you click on the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link in your email, you'll be asked to download the Windows app, or if you're on a desktop, you'll also have the option to continue on a browser. If you use a browser, we've had feedback that users struggle to use Microsoft Teams with Safari. You might try Chrome instead. 
  • Microsoft Teams will ask for permission to use your microphone and camera. We recommend that you click allow for the full audio visual interactive experience.
  • Next, you’ll enter your name! Please enter the name of the primary participant(s) so that the instructor can speak directly to them by name.

Class Tips

  • During the class, you'll interact with the instructor but there will also be a moderator behind the scenes to help. The moderator will mute you when it's time to listen so that all participants can hear the instructor. But when it's time to interact, the instructor will ask you to unmute yourself and join in! 
  • We recommend you pin the Instructor so you can see her in a full screen view! Just click on the three dots next to the instructors name and choose 'pin.'
  • You can also post questions, comments, cheers, and more in the chat box. The instructor may not read these until class is over, but the moderator and other participants can respond to you.

Tool Bar

Hovering over the screen with your mouse gives you a set of tools!

Tools to use in Microsoft Teams

From left to right, the tools operate as follows:

  1. Elapsed time of meeting
  2. Turn your video off and on.
  3. Mute or unmute yourself
  4. Share screen (not available in a Y class)
  5. Additional tools, including the option to enter full screen. 
  6. Raise or lower your hand - Our instructors probably won't see your hand raised, so if you have a question, ask it in the chat area and the moderator will respond.
  7. Chat - Send a message to the moderator or other participants.
  8. Participants - See who else has joined our class.

Challenge by Choice

We invite you to keep your video on and interact with the instructor and other participants as much as you are comfortable with. Virtual Cooking Classes give us the opportunity to connect and learn with our Y community, from the safety of home!

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Community Response

Join the Y’s community response to provide child care for first responders, food support for kids, shelter for at-risk youth, and outreach to seniors.

Family Room

Bring the Y's education and enrichment activities into your home. Add variety and creativity into days without school, child care, or work through our virtual family room.

Branches Are Now Open!

We are so excited to welcome you back to the Y. Learn more about our current hours, reservation information, and safety protocols. See you soon!

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