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Cooking Matters

Filed Under: Family

Cooking Matters hands-on courses (Adults, Teens, and Families) will empower families with the skills to be self-sufficient in the kitchen.

Target Audience(s):

Limited-resource parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 5


Participants will:

  • Learn how to stretch their food budgets;
  • Learn how to prepare healthy meals so their children get nutritious food at home; and
  • Demonstrate fundamental food preparation skills, including proper knife techniques, reading ingredient labels, using different forms of fruits and vegetables, and making a healthy meal for a family of four on a ten dollar budget.

Total Number of Modules or Session: 6

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 12 (NOTE: a minimum of 2 additional meetings will need to be added for an EFNEP audience)

Program Delivery:

  • Educational Class
  • Experiential Learning Cooking Classes


Primary Contact:

Dr. Sylvia Byrd,


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Portrait of Dr. Sylvia H. Byrd
Prf & Head, Off Nutrition Educ
Professor, Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion Head, Nutrition Education