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Cooking Matters® Minnesota


Cooking Matters® specialized curricula cover practical nutrition information, hands-on food preparation, and food budgeting and shopping. All participants receive recipes and other educational materials from the lessons, and adult and teen participants take home a bag of groceries each week to practice what they've learned in class at home.

Signature 6 Week Courses

Click on the course title in the table below to learn more about individual course content.

Cooking Matters for Adults
Spanish and English (PDF)
MyPlate Overview and Nutrition Fundamentals Choosing Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains Cooking Lean, Low-fat Proteins, and Dairy Breakfast, Food Budgeting, and Smart Shopping Grocery Store Tour Recipes for Success
Cooking Matters for Teens (PDF) MyPlate Overview Grains and Breakfast Fruits and Vegetables Protein Calcium and Healthy Snacks Extreme Meal Make-over!
Cooking Matters for Kids (PDF) MyPlate Overview Fruits and Vegetables Grains Healthy Snacks Protein and Calcium Breakfast and Healthy Snacks
Cooking Matters for Families (PDF) MyPlate Overview and Family Meal Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains Label Reading, Healthy Snacks, and Eating Out Meal Planning and Breakfast Family Fitness and Healthy Beverages Celebrating our Success

Cooking Matters® at the Store

We offer the Cooking Matters® at the Store line of guided grocery store tools that help low-income adults make healthy and affordable choices at the supermarket, including Cooking Matters® at the Store for Adults and Cooking Matters® at the Store for WIC Parents.

Educational Tools

Share Our Strength® offers new educational tools and resources that build on the proven success of its signature cooking courses.

Our Impact

Learn how our courses are making a difference.

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