Helping you feed the precious ones in your care

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals is a nutrition program that teaches child care professionals cooking, food safety, and food budgeting. The program is intended to empower providers to deliver nutritious meals and teach healthy eating habits to the children in their care.

Topics include:

  • Creating Positive Mealtime Attitudes
  • Safe Cooking With Confidence
  • Choosing Healthy Foods for Kids
  • Meals that appeal to Kids
  • Menu Management on a Budget

This program is open to licensed childcare providers. It can be taken as a five lesson series, lasting about 2 hours each or as a weekend seminar for 10 hours.

Cooking Matters for Childcare Professionals provides 10 hours of education credits for licensing.

Class series are taught throughout the community, including but not limited to community centers, churches, schools and local Michigan State University Extension offices. Group series are available if there are six 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 Child Care Professionals program please contact MSU Extension nutrition professionals.

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  • Jan 7

    Cooking Matters for Adults

    January 7, 2020 - February 11, 2020 Congrational United Church 3191 Kneeland St Lewiston, MI 49756

    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.

  • Jan 27

    Healthy Eating Adds Up - Emmet County (Week 2)

    January 27, 2020 12:30PM - 2:30PM Taylor School, 1515 Cemetery Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770

    One and one-half hour, hands-on nutrition education program that includes cooking activities.

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