Econ in the Rock: Cooking Matters at the Store
Cooking Matters at the Store is a grocery store tour that provides families with hands-on nutrition education and empowerment. Participants learn how to plan and budget for healthy, affordable, and delicious meals for their families. Our research-based curriculum provides practical information for participants, covering a range of skills including:
· Economical ways to buy fruits and vegetables
· Calculating and comparing unit prices
· Reading nutrition labels and ingredient lists
· Identifying whole grains
Participants develop the confidence to make healthy choices at the grocery store. Studies have shown that participating in Cooking Matters at the Store saves money on groceries, increases consumption of healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, and decreases household food insecurity.