Funding available for cooking matters implementation.
Cooking Matters hands-on courses empower families with the skills to be self-sufficient in the kitchen. In communities across America, our participants and volunteer instructors come together each week to share lessons and meals with each other.
Courses meet for two hours, once a week for six weeks and are team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator. Lessons cover meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition. Participants practice fundamental food skills, including proper knife techniques, reading ingredient labels, cutting up a whole chicken, and making a healthy meal for a family of four on a $10 budget. Adults take home a bag of groceries after each class so they can practice the recipes taught that day.
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. By doing this, we surround children in this nation with healthy food where they live, learn and play.
Families on a tight budget report that the cost of healthy groceries is their biggest barrier to making healthy meals at home. Food skills, like smart shopping, can help overcome that barrier. Cooking Matters at the Store is a free program of the No Kid Hungry campaign that empowers families to stretch their food budgets so their children get healthy meals at home.
To learn more about the program and funding opportunities available, click here.