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ASILOMAR APRIL 20, 2011 Cooking Matters: A Collaborative Approach to Nutrition Education

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Asilomar April 20, 2011. Cooking Matters: A Collaborative Approach to Nutrition Education. Cooking Matters Courses…. Connect families with food by teaching them how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a limited budget in six two-hour sessions. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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AsilomarApril 20, 2011

Cooking Matters: A Collaborative Approach to Nutrition Education

1Cooking Matters CoursesConnect families with food by teaching them how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a limited budget in six two-hour sessions.

Are taught by volunteer chefs, nutritionists, and foodies.

Allow participants to utilize the skills theyve learned in class at home by giving out bags of fresh produce to take home each week.

Offered at sites serving other needs of low-income communities (food pantries, clinics, etc).

2A Typical Cooking Matters Class

The nutritionist discusses the importance of a balanced diet.The chef goes over the recipe and explains kitchen safety and knife techniques.

The participants get cooking!

Everyone enjoys a delicious, healthy meal, and receives a bag of produce to take home.

Participants share their health goals and discuss the days lesson.3

National Responses from Cooking Matters Graduates

4Working with volunteersUsing their skills

Working in teamsMaking connections

Using & respecting their skills as chefs and nutritionists. Also respecting their time by asking them to commit to one six-week class. Teams: pairing volunteers who will work well together. Making connections with participants and each other!5Retaining volunteersI love cooking healthful meals and this opportunity is in line with what I believe is important - to help people learn how to cook healthful meals incorporating fresh, local ingredients that do not cost a lot.

A desire to utilize my culinary education/training in a way that practically helps and betters the lives of my community.

It sounded like a rewarding program and gave me a chance to share my knowledge.Quotes from volunteers about WHY they volunteer6Volunteer Feedback Both the nutrition and chef educators took their roles seriously and prepared, as well as the site coordinator. We all communicated well via email. The classes happened organically and they were always a success! Class Assistant

Volunteering for Cooking Matters gave me the opportunity to focus on community health programs which is what I am most interested in. I enjoy working with different communities and providing proper nutrition education to encourage healthy choices. NutritionistQuotes from volunteers about their experience as teachers. 100% who answered the survey would teach another class.7 The Sustainability Pyramid216884575Fresh Approach StaffFundersHost sitesVolunteersGraduates!AmeriCorps members38Thank you!Connect:

Sarah [email protected](925) 825 9090

www.freshapproach.org

Facebook: Cooking Matters Bay AreaTwitter: @cookingmattersf9