Tools and Skills for Healthier Lives
When people face times of limited resources, they may be forced to choose foods that are faster and easier to prepare, but less healthy. Our culinary and nutrition education program seeks to support the efforts of Idahoans to make healthier meals by providing tools, resources, and skills which can increase an individual’s confidence in their ability to make better choices about their nutrition and health.
Working with our network of volunteers, we hold classes throughout the state using Share Our Strength’s evidence-based Cooking Matters and Cooking Matters at the Store curriculums. Additionally, we collect and distribute recipes and nutrition tips through our quarterly newsletters.
We also make resources and recipes available to our partner agencies through our agency education portal, Agency University. These combined efforts allow individuals and families to increase their self-sufficiency in leading healthy lives within their means. Together we can build a healthier Idaho have been pleased to see an increase in donations of nutrient rich, wholesome foods. That’s especially important because children represent a large percentage of those we serve. We know good nutrition is essential to successful learning, proper physical growth and future health.