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UW-La Crosse students can learn to cook on a budget

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) –  UW-La Crosse is hoping to teach it’s students a lesson in finance by helping them make a meal on a budget.

The program is called It Makes Cents. The purpose of the program is to address the financial concerns of students and provide them with skills that will lead to lifelong financial wellness.

The university is holding a cooking demonstration on November 12. The goal is for students to learn how to save money by cooking and preparing food at home.

Mitchell Knapp, Student Financial Peer Mentor, said, “It can be kinda difficult coming from being on campus with your meal plan to moving off-campus and that whole transition. We try to give them the tools they need, what kind of food they can make, what kind of healthy options they can make.”

The Cooking on a Budget event is Tuesday, November 12 at 5 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. To sign-up email itmakescents@uwlax.edu. The event is open to anyone interested but only 30 seats are available.

Brittany Lake

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