After a store tour


of families reported buying more nutritious food.

After a training


of families reported saving money on groceries.

teaching kids about food

Helping Kids and Families

Cooking Matters has been helping families lead healthier lives for 30 years.

Cooking Classes

We offer free cooking classes for parents, kids and child care providers. Each lesson is taught by experts in many different community-based settings. Participants learn about cooking, meal prep, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition.

Digital Training

For those who can’t join our classes or tours, or those who want to keep the learning going long after class ends, we offer digital resources such as healthy recipes and an extensive collection of videos.

Grocery Store Tours

We hold short, easy tours at local grocery stores to help people learn how to shop strategically and choose the foods they need to cook simple, healthy meals.

Lesson Plans

We work with experts to develop educational materials that schools, churches and community groups can use to help parents and caregivers.

food skills education

I would highly recommend the course to anyone who is interested in learning more about healthy eating and how to strategically stretch their food budget. Plus you’ll get to fill your belly with tasty foods the whole family will enjoy.– Cooking Class Participant