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Learn how to make healthy family meals with a side of emergency preparedness. The Burnet County AgriLife Extension hosts a Healthy Cooking School Dinner Tonight class at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 showcasing quick, easy recipes and safety presentations.

Burnet County Extension agents Kailey Roberts, Karen DeZarn, and McKinley Crownover will demonstrate cost-effective recipes that are also appropriate in emergency situations, when time and resources are valuable. Guest presenters Derek Marchio, Burnet County’s emergency management coordinator, and Jeff Fant, the county Extension agent for Disaster Assessment and Recovery, will share their expertise related to disaster preparedness. Topics include generator safety, emergency supply kits, and preparing for the worst.

Roberts said the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Dinner Tonight program was developed with busy, health-conscious families in mind.

“The Dinner Tonight website provides recipes, cooking tips and techniques, nutrition education, and menu planning basics,” she said. “Going further, our signature Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School events provide live interactive show-and-taste experiences for our local community.”

RSVP by Sept. 22 by calling 512-756-5463. Registration is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the program. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Extension office, 607 N. Vandeveer St. in Burnet. 

For more information about Dinner Tonight, visit