Cooking Matters

Eating well on a budget can be a challenge.  High calorie, fast foods are often cheap and readily available.  Our goal is to provide families with the knowledge and skills to stretch food budgets further while eating food that tastes good and is good for you. 

Cooking classes can be either multi-week classes complete with hands-on kitchen time, or one-time store tours that focus on label reading, shopping tips, and nutrition on a budget.

For more information, contact Bri Kellogg, RD, (708) 386-1324 ext. 1111. 

Multi-week session:

Each class participants enjoy a healthy snack, discuss the week's topic, and spend hands-on time in the kitchen preparing a meal to share.  Each week participants take home free groceries to make the week's meal for their families or friends, putting those new-found skills to immediate use!

Upcoming Sessions:

Families Session 10/2/18 to 11/6/2018 Brings children & their families together to learn about healthy eating, meal planning, and working together in the kitchen.

Grocery Store Tours:

Store tours are led by a Registered Dietitian and cover nutrition facts, ingredient lists, and how to maximize your budget at the grocery store.  The 1-hour store tour covers a lot of information in a short time. Participants walk away with a $10 gift card to put their newfound knowledge to the test! 

Upcoming Sessions:

9/11/18 Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park
9/20/18 Wal-Mart, Forest Park
10/11/18 Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park
10/18/18 Wal-Mart, Forest Park
11/15/18 Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park
11/20/18 Wal-Mart, Forest Park
12/4/18 Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park
12/13/18 Wal-Mart, Forest Park
1/18/19 Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park
1/22/19 Wal-Mart, Forest Park
2/21/19 Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park
2/26/19 Wal-Mart, Forest Park
3/7/19 Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park
3/19/19 Wal-Mart, Forest Park
4/18/19 Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park
4/25/19 Wal-Mart, Forest Park
5/7/19 Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park
5/16/19 Wal-Mart, Forest Park
6/13/19 Pete's Fresh Market, Oak Park
6/18/19 Wal-Mart, Forest Park


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