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Cooking Matters for Adults is a nutrition program where participants will learn how to eat healthy, cook and grocery shop on a limited budget. The program consists of six lessons, lasting approximately two hours each. With the help of an experienced chef and nutrition educator, participants will gain the skills and confidence to make healthy, budget friendly meals for their family.

Each week, participants will receive take-home food, which they can use at home to practice a recipe they learned in class. The class series also includes:

  • Participatory food preparation that provides cooking and food safety instruction
  • Engaging nutrition activities and discussions
  • Practice with food budgeting
  • Interactive grocery store visit and $10 challenge
  • Recipe book for use at home
  • Certificate of completion

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.  If you are interested in scheduling or participating in a Cooking Matters for Adults program please contact an MSU Extension Nutrition professional.

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  • Nov 5

    Cooking Matters for Adults.

    November 5, 2019 - December 10, 2019 United Methodist Church 111 Maple Street Hillman, MI 49746

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

  • Jan 15

    Cooking Matters - Jan. 15 - Feb. 19

    January 15, 2020 - February 19, 2020 Sparrow Demonstration Kitchen 1215 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912

    Cooking Matters for Adults is a nutrition program where participants will learn how to eat healthy, cook and grocery shop on a limited budget.

  • Jan 23

    Cooking Matters for Families Ingham County

    January 23, 2020 - February 27, 2020 Demonstration Kitchen at Sparrow Hospital 1215 E Michigan Ave. Lansing MI, 48912

    This free six week course is team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator. Topics include meal preparation, menu planning, nutrition and physical activity.

  • Mar 19

    Cooking Matters for Families March 19

    March 19, 2020 - April 23, 2020 Demonstration Kitchen at Sparrow Hospital 1215 E Michigan Ave. Lansing MI, 48912

    This free six week course is team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator. Topics include meal preparation, menu planning, nutrition and physical activity.

  • May 21

    Cooking Matters for Families - May 2020

    May 21, 2020 - June 25, 2020 Demonstration Kitchen at Sparrow Hospital 1215 E Michigan Ave. Lansing MI, 48912

    This free six week course is team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator. Topics include meal preparation, menu planning, nutrition and physical activity.

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