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Cooking Matters Minnesota courses

Cooking Matters specialized curricula cover practical nutrition information, hands-on food preparation, and food budgeting and shopping. All participants receive recipes and other educational materials from the lessons, and adult and teen participants take home a bag of groceries each week to practice what they've learned in class at home.

Signature 6 Week Courses

Click on the course title in the table below to learn more about individual course content.

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Cooking Matters for Adults MyPlate Overview and Nutrition Fundamentals Choosing Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains Cooking Lean, Low-fat Proteins, and Dairy Breakfast, Food Budgeting, and Smart Shopping Grocery Store Tour Recipes for Success
Cooking Matters for Teens MyPlate Overview Grains and Breakfast Fruits and Vegetables Protein Calcium and Healthy Snacks Extreme Meal Make-over!
Cooking Matters for Kids MyPlate Overview Fruits and Vegetables Grains Healthy Snacks Protein and Calcium Breakfast and Healthy Snacks
Cooking Matters for Families MyPlate Overview and Family Meal Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains Label Reading, Healthy Snacks, and Eating Out Meal Planning and Breakfast Family Fitness and Healthy Beverages Celebrating our Success
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