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Mission Statement

Cooking Matters empowers people to make healthy food choices on a budget. We share practical strategies to use in the kitchen and at the store. EverThrive Illinois hosts Cooking Matters programs at community organizations throughout Illinois, primarily in the Chicago area.


Cooking Matters mobilizes volunteers to to lead and support free programs year-round at local community organizations. Cooking Matters courses provide healthy food strategies through facilitated discussions, activities, and hands-on food preparation. Our curricula target kids, teens, adults, families, parents, and child care professionals. Participants make and eat a healthy snack and meal each class. Adults also receive a bag of groceries to practice their skills at home. Cooking Matters at the Store offers interactive food shopping information, either as part of a 6-week class or as a one-time event. These 2-hour sessions at local grocery stores or community centers include price comparisons, label reading, and a healthy meal ideas under $10.


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Would you recommend Cooking Matters Illinois?

by Olivia R. (2015-05-07 10:59:34.0)
This is a very friendly and professional organization. They are very open and communicative. This organization is perfect for individuals who have a passion for nutrition and community involvement. I am so lucky to have found a volunteer opportunity with cookingmatters!
by Kurt H. from Winnetka, IL (2014-11-12 13:13:57.0)
I know that food and proper nutrition is probably the biggest factor in overall health than anything else. And proper food choices along with proper cooking methods and techniques are essential to obtaining the greatest benefit from what we eat. Perhaps the cookbook "Let's Cook it Right," by Adelle Davis is my primary source. It's the cookbook I started with 45 years ago. And I've just added things I've learned since upon that foundation. 45 years of reading "Science News" is probably my other most significant source of learning about food and cooking.
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