Why Does Cooking Matter?
Hunger doesn’t discriminate. It strikes children in rural and urban settings, from single- and two-parent households, and it crosses all racial and ethnic lines. 13 million American children struggle with hunger. What all these children have in common is that hunger puts them at greater risk of suffering the lifelong consequences of impaired health and academic performance. The Cooking Matters program provides the knowledge, skills and confidence families need to make the most of whatever resources they have to feed their families.
With the help of volunteer culinary and nutrition experts, course participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families. VNA partners with Share Our Strength (SOS) to offer cooking, shopping and nutrition education to families at risk of hunger in the metro Omaha area through Cooking Matters classes and Cooking Matters at the Store Events. Cooking Matters is nationally sponsored by Walmart.
You can find the latest schedule of Cooking Matters events on our Events Calendar.