Cooking Matters is a nutrition program where participants will learn how to eat healthy, cook and grocery shop on a limited budget. This program is offered in the community for adults, families, and childcare providers, and in schools for teens.

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Enjoy learning to buy, cook and eat healthy food

Cooking Matters is a nutrition program where participants will learn how to eat healthy, cook and grocery shop on a limited budget. Take one of our classes for adults, families, teens or childcare providers.

Each class will be taught by an MSU Extension nutrition professional and an experienced chef.

Class series are taught throughout the community, including but not limited to community centers, churches, schools and local MSU Extension offices. Group series are available if there are 10 to 15 people, and at least half of the group is Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible.

We offer the following programs:

  • Cooking Matters for Parents
  • Cooking Matters for Families
  • Cooking Matters for Adults
  • Cooking Matters for Child Care Providers
  • Cooking Matters at the Store
  • Cooking Matters for Teens

If you are interested in scheduling or participating in a Cooking Matters program please contact your MSU Extension county office or email us at

Donate now to support the Cooking Matters program.

Find an Upcoming Program Near you

  • Jul 16

    Cooking Matters for Teens - Isabella County

    July 16, 2019 - August 20, 2019 Tuesdays 7/16, 23, 20 & 8/6, 13, 20 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Isabella County Day Treatment Center, 2007 E. Preston, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    Cooking Matters for Teens is a program that is made just for teens to learn about healthy eating and cooking. This program consists of six lessons, lasting approximately two hours each. A nutrition professional provides interactive lessons to help teens b

  • Jul 17

    Cooking For One July 17

    July 17, 2019 - August 21, 2019 1 - 2:30 p.m. Western Wayne Family Health Centers-Inkster Community Room 2700 Hamlin Dr. Inkster, MI 48141

    Whether you’re living on your own for the first time, a single college student, a hard-working adult, or a senior on your own, cooking for one can be fun!

  • Aug 14

    Cooking Matters for Adults

    August 14, 2019 - September 18, 2019 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Atlanta Fire Station 11700 M-32 Atlanta, Mi 49709

    Through a six-week program, Cooking Matters empowers families with the skills to stretch their food budget dollars and cook healthy meals! Cost Free!

  • Aug 15

    Cooking Matters for Adults

    August 15, 2019 - September 19, 2019 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Patriots Place, 1430 Patriot Dr., Gaylord, MI 49735

    Cooking Matters for Adults teaches participants how to prepare and shop sensibly for healthy meals on a limited budget.

Not seeing an upcoming class in your area? Contact us at your county MSU Extension office for more information about this program in your area.


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