Kids can eat the rainbow Food Briefs

January 13, 2014 

What: Mommy & Me cooking class for ages 5 and younger

When: 9:30-11 a.m.Thursday and Saturday

Where: Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville

Cost: $12/child (No fee for adults)

Reservations: Required to 618-233-0513 or

Features: Teaching your child the colors of a rainbow is a great way for them to learn about healthy eating. You and your little one will take a tour through the store to taste fruits and veggies in a variety of colors. Then you will head back to the classroom and create some rainbow-themed recipes, including a colorful wrap and a veggie pouch. All kids will go home with a rainbow challenge chart of their own.

Brunch Bunch

What: Lunch and Learn class

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville

Cost: $15

Reservations: Required to 618-233-0513 o

Features: What better way is there to spend an afternoon with friends than sipping coffee and learning some delicious new recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Join the Eckert's culinary staff for an afternoon brunch as they prepare homemade drop biscuits, Mediterranean egg bake and sausage, and baked apples.

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