Showing individuals how to cook simple, affordable, and healthy meals.
In 2011, the nutrition team at Chicken Soup Brigade started the Pots & Plans cooking and nutrition program. The program is a mobile series of classes designed to teach seniors* how to make healthy, affordable, and simple meals at home, while addressing common health concerns. Since then, we have brought the program to thousands of seniors around King County and beyond. Through this work, we have found that combining nutrition messages with practical skills is a successful and realistic way to help individuals make beneficial changes to what they cook and how they eat.
*Although our program was designed for seniors, the information, recipes and classes are beneficial for everyone and the curriculum can be tailored to educate groups of all ages.
Interested in bringing our classes to your group? Our Registered Dietitian team is available to teach classes; see the following class options below.
Contact us to find out more about our classes and costs by emailing or calling Maureen Lilly MS, RD at; firstname.lastname@example.org; 206-957-1698.
Pots & Plans – Demonstration Style, Full Series (6 classes)
Pots & Plans – Demonstration Style, 1 Class
Pots & Plans – Community Kitchen Style, 1 class
The CSB nutrition team has worked closely with many groups that speak limited or no English, enlisting interpreters in the community or through Dynamic Language, a Seattle-based company specializing in interpretation and translation. If you have participants in need of interpretive services, we are happy to work with the interpreters you identify for the class.
With previous funding, some of the Pots & Plans materials have been translated into target languages. Translated resources include recipe packets or partial recipe packets in the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian and Chinese. These can be provided to class participants at no additional cost for the course. However, please advise us in advance of class start to ensure these resources are available on the day of class.
The complete Pots & Plans class curriculum and leader’s guide!
Now you can download everything you need to conduct your own 6-week Pots & Plans series. Documents included are class recipe and education packets, class outlines, equipment list, references and more. View the complete curriculum and leader's guide.