University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Programs are free to income-eligible adults with children and who 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 on a 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