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The Food Bank's Nutrition Services team offers the following education programs for adults:

Cooking Matters for Adults

Cooking Matters for Adults teaches low-income adults (primarily adults with children) how to prepare and shop sensibly for healthy meals on a limited budget.

Each week participants learn about nutrition, food budgeting, and cooking topics, prepare and eat a meal together, and take home groceries for their families.

On the 5th week of the course, participants are lead in a grocery store tour to help reinforce the information learned.

Additionally, Cooking Matters EXTRA is available for Parents of Preschoolers, Wellness (HIV/AIDS), or Diabetes.

Teaching Cooking Matters: Course Manager Rachel leads a cooking demo

Cooking Matters for Adults and Cooking Matters EXTRA for Parents of Preschoolers are available in English and Spanish. Cooking Matters EXTRA for Wellness and Diabetes are available in English.

Cooking Matters at the Store

Cooking Matters at the Store, provided in partnership with Share Our Strength, is a single workshop, or “tour,” that builds on the healthy cooking and eating concepts taught in Cooking Matters courses. This workshop helps by teaching families to make healthy and affordable choices at the supermarket.  During each tour, participants practice key food shopping skills like buying produce on a budget, comparing unit prices, reading food labels, and identifying whole grain foods. Tours are facilitated by volunteers who work as dietitians, community nutrition educators, culinary professionals, Extension agents, or staff of community agencies serving families in need.