Ohio SNAP-Ed, through OSU Extension, offers Cooking Matters® for Adults & Parents as one the many curricula offered by Ohio SNAP-Ed nutrition education program.
The curriculum teaches low-income adults about healthy meal preparation and sensible shopping on a limited budget. Each week participants observe a multi-session course that combines hands-on food preparation with nutrition information, food budgeting and shopping techniques.
• Classes meet for two hours, one time per week for six weeks
• Volunteer chef leads a food-network-styled cooking demo
• Participants break into teams to prepare the recipe for themselves
• OSUE Program Assistants, who are trained to teach nutrition classes to low-income audiences lead the nutrition segment of class which corresponds to the weekly topic and recipe
• We share a meal together
• Participants take home a copy of the recipe and the ingredients to recreate the recipe at home
• Week 5 is a guided tour of a local grocery store
• 12-15 participants per six-week course
• Participants must attend 4 of 6 classes in order to “graduate”