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Cooking Matters Colorado

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Teaching nutrition is always fun

Help Cooking Matters Colorado to end hunger by teaching Colorado families the necessary nutrition knowledge to select, purchase, and cook healthy food! Working along with a culinary professional, you will present various topics based on USDA's MyPlate dietary guidelines, and build families' confidence through interactive activities. Through your teaching, participants learn how to feed their families the most nutritious, well-balanced meals for their buck!

Volunteers work in the community, rather than one central location. There are opportunities all over the Denver Metro area, and likely near you! The location for this posting is our main office, where you will come for new volunteer training.

For more information about Cooking Matters Colorado and our volunteer opportunities, you can visit co.cookingmatters.org or email covolunteer@strength.org.

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About Cooking Matters Colorado

Location:

1824 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203, US

Mission Statement

Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, has the mission to end hunger and poverty in the US and abroad. Through its Cooking Matters Campaign, Share Our Strength is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. Our programs teach parents and caregivers with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals.

Description

Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters is ending childhood hunger in America by helping parents and their children through interactive grocery store tours, hands-on cooking classes, smartphone apps and other resources - all free, and all run through trusted local community programs. 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.

Since 1993, Cooking Matters (formerly Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline) has grown to serve tens of thousands of families each year across the country, helping them learn how to eat better on a budget. Today, 88% of Cooking Matters participants graduate, taking with them improved nutrition practices, eating habits, and food budgeting skills.

Cooking Matters has received special recognition from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for excellence in nutrition education. The program was also freatured by former First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, a nationwide initiative dedicated to raising a healthier generation of kids.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1824 Lincoln StDenver, CO 80203

(39.74541,-104.98585)
 

SKILLS

  • Nutrition
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach
  • Adult Education

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hrs/week (6 week course), 10 hrs (day class)
  • Formal training or professional experience in dietetics/nutrition

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