Cooking Matters extends the success of our Food Matters program to adults and families. Partnering with the national nonprofit Share Our Strength, Cooking Matters works to end child hunger and obesity by providing the knowledge and skills for healthy eating to parents and families.
With the help of volunteer culinary and nutrition experts, Cooking Matters course participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients, and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families.
We partner with community organizations to offer the six-week Cooking Matters courses at their location. If you're interested in becoming a Cooking Matters parter site, email Lauren Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When families practice what they’ve learned in Cooking Matters courses—how to plan, purchase, and prepare healthy, tasty, and affordable foods at home—they are winning the fight against childhood hunger and protecting themselves from the destructive consequences of poor child nutrition.
Do you love to cook? Are you passionate about the link between nutrition and health? Are you a skilled home-cook, chef, or culinary connoisseur? Then this is a great opportunity for you! Cooking Matters volunteers teach and assist 6-week cooking and nutrition courses geared toward children, teens, adults, and/or families. You do not need any professional experience to volunteer as a Course Assistant; at least two years educational or professional experience preferred for Culinary and Nutrition Instructors. (Requires primarily weekday daytime availability).
Sign up here to be a Cooking Matters volunteer!