Peru library to host ‘cooking for 1 or 2′ program

Nutrition and wellness educator to lead program, share recipes

Susan Glassman nutrition and wellness educator at the La Salle Illinois Extension office, distributes apples for the Great Apple Crunch on Thursday, Oct,. 12, 2023 at Northwest School in La Salle. The Great Apple Crunch is an annual celebration of fresh, local apples on the second Thursday of October during National Farm to School Month. The apples were donated by Boggios Orchard and Produce.

The Peru Public Library, 1409 11th St., will be hosting a pair of activities Wednesday, Feb. 21, for Wellness Wednesday.

University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator Susan Glassman will be presenting the Solo Chef, focusing on cooking for one or two.

Many people cook for one or two, but how do you not buy too much and enjoy cooking a meal without all the leftovers?

Learn some new ways to enjoy cooking again, curb the leftovers and gain a small change for better health. Take home some recipes for one or two people and taste recipe samples.

Registration is required by going to and clicking under the events tab, or by contacting Marti Pack at 815-223-0229 or

Earlier Wednesday, the library will host a blood pressure and glucose check from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Get blood pressure and blood sugar checked for free.

No appointment is necessary. A 12-hour food and beverage fast are recommended for more accurate blood sugar test results.