Cooking Matters for Parents

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Programs are free to income-eligible adults with children and if you are eligible for programs such as SNAP, WIC, or HeadStart.

Cooking Matters offers hands-on lessons covering meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition. Participants practice basic food skills, such as reading ingredient labels and making a healthy meal for a family of four on a $10 budget.  After each lesson, class members take home a bag of groceries to recreate the recipes for their families.

In Cooking Matters for Parents you will learn to:

  • Prepare and plan healthy meals
  • Use proper knife techniques
  • Save money at the grocery store
  • Keep food safe to eat
  • Be more active

Registration is required. Please contact

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact:

Debbie Barnett, CEA Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
125 State Street – 3rd floor
Augusta, Maine 04330

Phone: 207.622.7546 or 800.287.1481 (in Maine)