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MaineHealth Corporate

Cooking Matters for Parents and Caregivers

with Cooking Matters Instructor, Maine Medical Center


Cooking Matters empowers individuals and families to stretch their food budgets to create healthy meals at home. Participants learn to shop on a budget, use nutrition information to make healthy choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals.

Kids Say Yes to Fruits & Veggies: This session will discuss pros and cons of using different forms of fruits and vegetables, how to prepare meals and snacks that help kids eat more fruits and vegetables, and share ideas for helping kids enjoy more fruits and vegetables.

Making Recipes Work for You: This session will discuss how to substitute ingredients in recipes, practice using recipe frameworks, and share meal ideas that allow each family member to choose the toppings or ingredients that they enjoy.

Hack Your Snack: This session will share tips for saving time when buying and preparing healthy snacks, practice making healthy, homemade snacks, reading food labels, and identifying healthier choices when choosing prepackaged snacks, and practice comparing unit prices to save money.

The Family Kitchen: This session will prepare caregivers to work together with kids in their care to discuss safe, ageappropriate tasks for kids in the kitchen, practice preparing meals or snacks with child-friendly steps, and make healthy meals and snacks that everyone will enjoy.

Money-Saver Alert: This session will discuss how to use everything that you have (or have access to), practice using ‘hard to utilize’ ingredients in a variety of recipes, and discuss how to save foods that you can’t use right away and how to limit food waste with children while still introducing new foods.

Drink To Your Health: This session will discuss how sugary drinks affect health and describe how to make and taste a variety of healthy beverages at home.

  • The Family Kitchen: Jun 9th, 2023
    Fri from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    Only 4 days left to register!

  • The Family Kitchen: Jun 13th, 2023
    Tue from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Money-Saver Alert: Jul 11th, 2023
    Tue from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Money-Saver Alert: Jul 14th, 2023
    Fri from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Drink To Your Health: Aug 8th, 2023
    Tue from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Drink To Your Health: Aug 11th, 2023
    Fri from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

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For more info, call us at 1-866-609-5183

This program is offered by Maine Medical Center . For more information, contact 1-866-609-5183.

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