Cooking Matters

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Healthy eating on a tight budget takes skill. A Cooking Matters course or grocery store tour provides training that will help those eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) learn the shopping and cooking skills they need to prepare healthy, low-cost meals.

Join forces with us to bring the Cooking Matters program to your community. You can select from five different curricula, each focusing on different age or family groups:

  • Cooking Matters for Adults
  • Cooking Matters for Kids
  • Cooking Matters for Teens
  • Cooking Matters for Families
  • Cooking Matters for Parents

While the focus varies, each six-week Cooking Matters course teaches skills essential to making healthy, affordable food choices. Our Cooking Matters partners lead participatory nutrition and cooking lessons on topics ranging from meal planning to comparison shopping and safe food preparation. Nutrition lessons are based on MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the recipes used call for relatively low-cost ingredients.

Another program option is the Cooking Matters at the Store grocery tour, a 1½-hour event designed to teach participants how to afford healthy food on a limited budget. Tour participants learn what to look for on food labels and how best to shop using unit pricing, among other skills.

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