Cooking and In-Store Classes Conducted Statewide
Men, Women and Children Who Attended Classes
Graduation Rate for Six-Week Classes
Volunteers Enlisted Statewide
Developed by Share Our Strength, Cooking Matters is a 6-week, hands-on, cooking-based program for all ages that teaches food preparation and food budgeting skills that people need to make lasting changes to their eating habits. Cooking Matters in the Store is a one-day program that teaches students how to identify healthy and less expensive options at their local grocery store.
The Cooking Matters is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make affordable food choices. Our programs teach parents and caregivers with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals. Cooking Matters is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.
Through these courses, Cooking Matters participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible for themselves and their families.
My favorite part of this class was trying new foods and being healthy.Cooking Matters for Kids, Caldwell
The Idaho Foodbank partners with volunteer culinary and nutrition experts to teach classes throughout Idaho. As the authorized Lead Partner in Idaho for Cooking Matters, The Idaho Foodbank provides nutrition education to all ages in communities throughout Idaho. We include courses for Adults, Kids, Teens and Families.