Free Cooking Classes
Two new Cooking Matters classes have been announced for 2022! Cooking Matters at Home takes place Mondays at 7pm, and Cooking Matters for Kids takes place Thursdays at 5:30pm. See below for more details.
Cooking Matters at Home: Mondays at 7pm
Join us online for FREE online nutrition and cooking education lessons! The Cooking Matters at Home program shares information about buying healthy, affordable foods that families can prepare and eat together at home.
Spring lessons will be held Mondays at 7pm, starting on January 31, 2022. Register here.
All lessons will be held via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after completing the registration form. Participants have the opportunity to receive a $10 grocery store gift card, provided by Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
- Monday, Jan. 31
Lesson 1: Cooking Matters at the Store
Tips to save money and buy healthy items on a budget at the grocery store.
- Monday, Feb. 7
Lesson 2: Money-Saver Alert
How to use what you have and save money on groceries while limiting food waste for your family.
*live cooking demonstration: White Bean & Sausage Ragú*
- Monday, Feb. 14
Lesson 3: No More Mealtime Madness
Tips to plan and prepare quick, budget-friendly, and chaos-free meals
- Monday, Feb. 21
Lesson 4: Drink to Your Health
Learn about sugary drinks and how to make healthy and delicious alternatives.
- Monday, Feb. 28
Lesson 5: Making Recipes Work for You
How to make recipes work for your family by using what you have on hand and ingredients your family members love.
*live cooking demonstration: Tex-Mex Skillet*
- Monday, March 7
Lesson 6: The Family Kitchen
Tips to involve the whole family in making healthy meals and snacks that everyone will enjoy.
*live cooking demonstration: Chicken Pot Pie with Drop Biscuit Topping*
Cooking Matters for Kids: Thursdays at 5:30pm
Join us online for FREE online nutrition and cooking education lessons! Cooking Matters for Kids teaches kids about healthy eating and cooking. Lessons will include live cooking demonstrations and recipes will be sent to participants in advance so they can cook along if they’d like. Lessons are open to all ages, but are best suited for 3rd-5th graders.
Spring lessons will be held Thursdays at 5:30pm, starting on February 3, 2022. Register here.
All lessons will be held via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after completing the registration form. Participants have the opportunity to receive a $10 grocery store gift card, provided by Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Below is information on our upcoming series of lessons. These pages will be updated as new series are added.
- Thursday, Feb. 3
Lesson 1: You’re the Chef
This lesson will introduce kids to the basic principles of healthy eating and safe cooking.
*Live cooking demonstration: Tuna or Chicken Boats*
- Thursday, Feb. 10
Lesson 2: Colorful Fruits & Vegetables
This lesson will teach kids the importance of eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.
*Live cooking demonstration: Veggie Wraps*
- Thursday, Feb. 17
Lesson 3: Whole Grain Goodness
This lesson will encourage kids to choose whole grains over refined grains and to eat breakfast every day.
*Live cooking demonstration: Yogurt Parfaits*
- Thursday, Feb. 24
Lesson 4: Smart Snackers
This lesson will teach kids how to make healthy snack and beverage choices.
*Live cooking demonstration: Fruit Pizza*
- Thursday, March 3
Lesson 5: Super Shoppers
This lesson will encourage kids to make healthy food and beverage choices away from home.
*Live cooking demonstration: Mini Pizzas*
- Thursday, March 10
Lesson 6: Kitchen Heroes
This lesson will celebrate kids’ accomplishments in preparing meals and snacks with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains through fun trivia questions.
*Live cooking demonstration: Rolled Oats and Peanut Butter Cookies*
This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.