Cooking Matters

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Make affordable, healthy meals

Learn to shop smart and cook nutritious meals that won’t bust your budget.

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Healthy meals can be elementary

Cooking Matters for Kids teaches third- through
fifth-graders to make nutritious meals.

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Shop smarter

Learn how to find your store’s most nutritious and budget-friendly food.

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Eating healthy doesn’t have to break the bank. Our Cooking Matters programs teach smart shopping strategies and healthy cooking skills that can help you prepare nutritious, low-cost meals and snacks at home.

Though all of our hands-on Cooking Matters programs offer nutrition information, handouts and recipes you can cook on a modest budget, we tailor our six-week courses to different ages and groups. Select the Cooking Matters course that’s right for you:

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

We also offer separate Cooking Matters at the Store tours that will help you get the most out of your food budget. Practice tips for effective comparison shopping, identifying healthy foods and affordable ways to make healthier food choices during this guided grocery store tour.

Join us to learn how to get the most nutrition you can out of a limited budget.
Note: You must be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to participate.

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