Results tagged “cooking matters” from No Kid Hungry blog
Chef Spotlight – Chef Bixby Daugherty
Aug 24, 2012: Chefs are the backbone of so much of the work we do. Whether it’s culinary events that raise critical funds, our nutrition education programs that teach low-income families how to shop and eat on a budget, or even lobbying on Capitol Hill on behalf of hungry kids, chefs are some of our most dedicated volunteers and advocates.
A Taste of Cooking Matters
Aug 22, 2012: For the past 10 weeks I have been working as the Research and Evaluation Intern for Share our Strength’s Cooking Matters Program. Over the course of my internship, I have been researching best practices when it comes to educating low-income adults on healthy cooking and eating. So, when I was asked if I wanted to sit in on a Cooking Matters class, I jumped at the opportunity.
Changing Households, One Child at a Time
Aug 9, 2012: When I became a Cooking Matters coordinator I only wanted to teach adult classes because I thought that those classes would have the biggest impact in the community. I ended up having class after class of children and was surprised to see the results!
Going Viral: Cooking Matters for Bloggers
Aug 1, 2012: I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m a food geek. Not just a foodie, not just an enthusiast but an all-out food geekette. I’m *that* person who will make you wait to eat your food while I take pictures on my iPhone AND Canon EOS Rebel XS and upload everything to Instagram and Tumblr. Yes, the food is getting cold but I have pictures!
Cooking Matters Because...
Jul 30, 2012: Cooking matters for so many reasons, and we know it can be affordable, healthy and delicious at the same time. Here are a few of our volunteers and participants sharing why cooking is important to them. Why do you cook?
Video Challenge: Can you count the number of apples?
Jul 23, 2012: Can you count the number of apples in this video? Share in the comments and let us know your favorite fruit to snack on this summer!
Why Cooking Matters… Matters
Jul 19, 2012: I was a bit nervous. Having arrived at the Nevin Center in Richmond, Calif.,, waiting for the Cooking Matters class to begin, I was happy to be pulling out pots and pans, helping to set up gas cooktops, getting ready for the cooking class I was going to be teaching alongside chef Zak Welsh, nutritionist Mikaela Dinita and some assistant teachers. I wasn’t worried about the cooking part, or the menu – spinach and fruit smoothies, and vegetable quesadillas --part of the Cooking Matters curriculum I was just a bit anxious about how engaged the kids would be on this first day of a six-week cooking class, how much they would be interested in what was being taught, how attentive they would be.
Cooking Matters Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Dunn
Jul 18, 2012: As I began scouting about for volunteer opportunities a couple years back, I never would have dreamed that I'd find such a perfect fit in Cooking Matters. I was looking not just for a way to give back to my community, but for an opportunity to share my passion for cooking in a way that would really change lives. Over the course of the nine classes I've taught so far, I am happy to say that my Cooking Matters experience delivers on this promise every time.
I Volunteer Because...
Jul 17, 2012: More than 2,100 people volunteered their time to teach Cooking Matters courses last year. We’re so grateful to every one of them for being on Team No Kid Hungry! Here’s just a few of them talking about why they volunteer. Tell us why volunteering is important to you in the comments.
New Cooking Matters Recipes -- Congratulations Chef Volunteers!
Jul 12, 2012: We’re always on the lookout for new recipes to teach in Cooking Matters courses, which show that delicious meals can be healthy and affordable. That’s why we’ve been running a recipe submission contest among our chef volunteers, and I’m thrilled to announce the winners of the latest and final round.
My Favorite Recipe
Jul 10, 2012: Have you tried any of the healthy, affordable and delicious Cooking Matters recipes in this video? Share in the comments if so, and let us know YOUR favorite Cooking Matters recipe! And while you’re at it, check out these healthy summer dips.
Shopping Matters in Baltimore
Jul 6, 2012: A pastor, a university professor, and a mother and baby walk into Walmart. That’s not the beginning of a joke; it was the scene at Walmart in the Port Covington neighborhood in Baltimore earlier this week. It was the unofficial “Shopping Matters Day” in Baltimore, when 70 people came out to learn how to buy health y food on a limited budget.
Tips to help kids eat healthier this summer
Jul 5, 2012: Trying to get your kids to eat healthier this summer? The key is to make healthy eating fun and interactive. Check out these tips from Cooking Matters. We know they work because the kids in our courses try new, healthy foods all the time and love it. First, get kids cooking!
Cooking Matters at Home With the Hanks Family
Jun 29, 2012: In early 2012, we followed a series of Cooking Matters graduates as they shopped for groceries and cooked dinner for their families within six months of finishing the course, to learn what impact the program has made on their lives.
Cooking Matters at Home With the Gamez Family
Jun 27, 2012: In early 2012, we followed a series of Cooking Matters graduates as they shopped for groceries and cooked dinner for their families within six months of finishing the course, to learn what impact the program has made on their lives.
Small Changes Add Up for Cooking Matters Graduates in 2011
Jun 26, 2012: Cooking Matters recently released its 2011 Annual Review, which summarizes the impact our program had on families across the country last year. Through Cooking Matters six-week courses, Shopping Matters tours, and Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals trainings, Cooking Matters reached families in 40 states in 2011. We also introduced new, innovative educational tools, allowing us to offer programming to more families than ever.
Cooking Matters at Home With the Hanno Family
Jun 25, 2012: In early 2012, we followed a series of Cooking Matters graduates as they shopped for groceries and cooked dinner for their families within six months of finishing the course, to learn what impact the program has made on their lives. We’ll be profiling each graduate’s story on the blog over the next few weeks, and hope you will follow along.
Cooking Matters at Home With the Cathey Family
Jun 20, 2012: In early 2012, we followed a series of Cooking Matters graduates as they shopped for groceries and cooked dinner for their families within six months of finishing the course, to learn what impact the program has made on their lives. We’ll be profiling each graduate’s story on the blog over the next few weeks, and hope you will follow along. Many thanks to the ConAgra Foods Foundation for making this series possible, to APCO Worldwide for research support, to Channing Johnson Photography for the images and to these inspiring families for welcoming us into their homes.
Food is for More than Survival
Jun 15, 2012: What I love most about Cooking Matters classes is that participants learn and practice skills that prepare them for small changes that transform eating habits and, in turn, transform lifestyles. I’ve heard teens declare that they want to go into the culinary field because of all they’ve learned after and Cooking Matter course and I’ve heard moms announcing their successful attempts to cook at home for their families.
Cooking Matters Summit 2012: All About Food
May 31, 2012: I enjoy food on many different levels: the diversity and richness of a colorful plate, the energy put into it by a producer, and the talent that goes into preparing a delicious meal. I mention this because this year’s Cooking Matters Annual Summit in St. Louis, MO was truly all about food. We discussed ways to increase food access, creative ways to use common pantry items, and how nutrition education will help us to end hunger in America, state by state. These were just a few of the areas touched upon in our three days together spent overlooking the Mississippi River, which at one time, was the living embodiment of resource access.