Cooking Matters Massachusetts

383 Dorchester Ave, Boston, Ma 02127, Usa
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Our missionShare Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Massachusetts empowers families with the skills to stretch their food budgets so their children get healthy meals at home.

Cooking Matters Massachusetts

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Nutrition Instructors

Teach parents, adults, and families how to make healthier food choices. You'll use the lesson plans and instructional materials provided in the Cooking Matters curricula, along with their own expertise, to teach skills such as reading food labels and understanding whole grains. (We look for graduates of or enrolled in dietetics programs or have at least two years working in a nutrition or dietetics position)
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Culinary Instructors

Teach parents, adults, and families how to cook and shop for healthy, low-cost meals. Culinary instructors combine their knowledge and experience with the lesson plans and recipes provided in the Cooking Matters curricula. Culinary volunteers are usually culinary school graduates, are currently enrolled in a culinary training program, or have at least two years working as a cook or chef.
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Class Assistants

Help before, during and after classes. Duties may include handing out and collecting class materials, engaging reluctant participants, helping with set up and clean up, or taking photos during class to help record the Cooking Matters course experience.
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings
How you helpBy volunteering with us, you will have a direct role in helping to achieve the goals of the Cooking Matters campaign.
About usCooking Matters MA partners with community organizations and volunteer culinary and nutrition instructors to offer six-week cooking courses and one-time grocery store tours to participants. Our participants are a diverse population of families, many of whom are enrolled in federal assistance programs such as the SNAP and WIC. Through Cooking Matters programming, participants learn to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals.
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