We think you'll love Cooking Matters for Adults

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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Find a class near you

  • Oct 10

    National Diabetes Prevention Program--Kent County

    October 10, 2018 - September 25, 2019 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Michigan State University, 775 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    This course is designed for people who are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The focus is on lifestyle changes that promote slow, steady weight loss.

  • 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!

  • Jul 31

    Managing Chronic Illness

    July 31, 2019 9:00AM - 10:00AM Holland Farmers Market, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423

    The PATH program helps you manage your condition day-to-day and cope with the symptoms and emotional impact of living with a chronic condition. This informational session will show you how the PATH program can help you feel more in control of your health.

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