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Educational Offerings

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Cooking Matters® for Adults

Cooking Matters® for Adults is an educational program that teaches adults how to shop for healthy foods and prepare delicious, nutritious meals on a limited budget.


This program will help participants learn the principles of the United States Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate dietary guidelines. In addition, participants will learn how to:

Space and Time Requirements

This program consists of six, weekly 2-hour workshops. Sessions can be adapted to meet the learning needs of participants, and within reason to fit the space and time needs of the partnering agency.

More Information

Each week Cooking Matters® for Adults participants observe a cooking demonstration, and then break into small groups to prepare the same recipe. Sessions also include a nutritional overview of the foods just prepared, and each participant takes home the recipe and a bag of groceries in order to practice at home.

To find out more about this program or explore the possibilities of this program being offered at your agency, complete this Hosting Cooking Matters® Minnesota form.

Related resources

Cooking Matters® Minnesota — Hands-on, cooking-based nutrition education programs that help low-income families prepare healthy meals.

Eat Smart — Support your family's health with the foods you eat.

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