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Cooking Matters
Last updated on February 19, 2014

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Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® empowers low-income families with the skills to stretch their food budgets so their children get healthy meals at home, as part of the No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

Description:
Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® empowers low-income families with the skills to stretch their food budgets so their children get healthy meals at home, as part of the No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Participants learn to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals. Cooking Matters helps families maximize the benefits they receive through federal nutrition programs like SNAP (food stamps) and WIC (Women, Infants and Children).

Cooking Matters serves families across the country through:

• Hands-On, Six-Week Courses
Community partners that serve low-income families offer six-week Cooking Matters courses to adults, kids and families. Each course is team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator and covers meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition. Adult and teen participants take home a bag of groceries at the end of each class.

• Interactive Grocery Store Tours
Cooking Matters at the Store tours provide families with hands-on education as they shop for food, giving them skills to compare foods for cost and nutrition. Participants learn how to plan and budget for healthy, affordable, and delicious meals for their families.

• Mobile, Online and Educational Tools
Recipes, videos, toolkits and fun kids’ handouts are available at CookingMatters.org and in the smartphone app, Cooking Matters.





History:
Founded in 1993, Cooking Matters has been featured by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let's Move! campaign and recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for excellence in nutrition education. Cooking Matters is nationally sponsored by Walmart. To learn more, visit Cooking Matters.org. Cooking Matters has led courses for Massachusetts families since 1994.

Locally, Cooking Matters partners with host agencies such as ABCD Head Start, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Boston, Greater Boston Food Bank, South Middlesex Opportunity Council, WIC, Chelsea Hunger Network and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center to lead courses in Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale, Chelsea, Cambridge, Somerville, Plymouth, Quincy, Framingham, Worcester, Marlborough, Northborough and Lowell.


Contact people:
 Cooking Matters Massachusetts, (email)
Alicia McCabe, Program Manager, (phone), (email)

Address:
 318 West Second St. Suite 2
South Boston, MA 02127
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.cookingmatters.org/mass

Miscellaneous Information
What is the type of this organization?
501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
Does the agency conduct CORI checks?
No
Last updated on February 19, 2014


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