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Kids in the Kitchen
Ages 5-13

Come cook with us! Your child prepares delicious, nutritious foods while learning healthy cooking skills. Each class features different recipes—from kid-friendly entrées to snacks and desserts. Each class also includes fun crafts and games that go along with the theme. Led by Meridan Zerner, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, CHWC, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Cooper Fitness Center and Cooper Clinic, the classes are held inside Cedars Woodfire Grill at Cooper Fitness Center.

Open to members and the public

Merry & Bright
Monday, December 4 | 5:30-7 p.m.

‘Tis the season for healthy, holiday treats! This winter wonderland will include holiday-themed crafts, activities and prizes to go with our nutritious menu. The kids will also assemble bags of essentials to donate to a local nonprofit for individuals who are homeless.


  • Celery and nut butter reindeer
  • Fruity Grinch faces (bananas, strawberries and grapes)
  • Snowman bagels
  • Gingerbread people

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Cookies with Santa
Member-only event

Wednesday, December 20 | 10 a.m.-noon
Free of charge

Santa’s celebrating the holidays at Cooper! Join us for a family-fun event open to Cooper Fitness Center members and their children.

  • Photos with Santa
  • Cookie decorating stations
  • Holiday crafts

To help spread joy this holiday season to abused and neglected children in our community, we have partnered with Community Partners of Dallas to collect new clothing, blankets and books. The most needed items are:

  • Adult size coats (S-XL)
  • Girl’s jeans (size 6/X or 14/16)
  • Boy’s jeans (size 7/8 or 10/12)
  • Adult size underwear (for our teens, sizes S-XL)
  • Boy’s shoes (size youth 13)
  • Boy’s long sleeve shirts (size 7/8 or 10/12)
  • Blankets
  • Board books and story books

Please bring your donations to the Cookies with Santa event or anytime the week of December 18-22. A donation box will be in the Cooper Fitness Center lobby.

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