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
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Find an Upcoming Program Near you
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.
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!
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.
Published on July 18, 2018
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