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April 23, 2020 -- Johnnie Mae Farm, an urban farm operated by the City of Fort Wayne and Purdue Extension – Allen County Office, is offering a free online nutrition and cooking class on Wednesday, April 29 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Anyone interested in the free online class should visit https://bit.ly/JMF-RFL or www.JohnnieMaeFarm.org and follow the link to register.

The “Reading Food Labels for Healthy Eating on a Budget” class will be taught by Alyssa Lichti, Nutrition Education Program Assistant for the Purdue Extension – Allen County office. During this live online class, Lichti will help participants understand food labels while cooking up a recipe at Johnnie Mae Farm. While she’s cooking, she’ll answer questions about food labels and nutrition.

“Understanding food nutrition labels can be confusing, and sticking to a budget can be even harder,” said Lichti. “This class is a great way to gain the know-how to create healthy, delicious meals without spending a lot of money.”

The live class will be filmed at the Johnnie Mae Farm, located at 2518 Winter St. The farm is a partnership between the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services and the Purdue Extension - Allen County office. Last year, farm staff and volunteers grew, harvested and distributed more than 2,400 pounds of fruits and vegetables. The Farm also hosted a variety of youth programming, as well as free cooking and nutrition classes.

More information about the Johnnie Mae Farm is available at www.JohnnieMaeFarm.org or the Facebook page @JohnnieMaeFarm. Anyone with questions may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..