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

  • 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.

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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