This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- SNAP-Ed.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Counties served by Open Hand Cooking Matters: Appling, Atkinson, Bibb, Bacon, Berrien, Brooks, Bryan, Butts, Candler, Carroll, Charlton, Chatham, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Clinch, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Dougherty, Douglas, Evans, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Glynn, Grady, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Heard, Henry, Irwin, Lamar, Lanier, Lowndes, Lumpkin, Merriweather, Newton, Pierce, Pike, Rabun, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, Statesboro, Stephens, Tattnall, Terrell, Tift, Troup, Upson, Ware, Wayne, Worth 

Interested in Cooking Matters Classes 

Cooking Matters Georgia collaborates with community-based organizations and after-school programs to reach families in comfortable and accessible settings. 

 A Open Hand course instructor serves as the liaison to the community partner and brings all cooking supplies, ingredients, and class materials to the site. Instructors share their education and experience in the culinary and nutrition fields, teaching course participants skills ranging from knife techniques to choosing healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables at the grocery store.




Cooking Matters Classes

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By initiating discussions and introducing activities that build upon participants’ own experiences, instructors create effective learning opportunities. Course participants build confidence in their new skills through active class participation, enabling positive behavior changes in daily life. 

By using what they learn in class at home, Cooking Matters GA course graduates maximize their food resources, make healthier choices for their families, and prepare balanced, delicious meals.

​Because proper nutrition is critical for children’s health, development, and ability to learn, acquiring these skills can return important long-term benefits for a family’s physical and economic well-being.

For inquiries about hosting Cooking Matters six-week course:

Courtney Bursuc
cbursuc@openhandatlanta.org
(404) 419-3332

Si tiene preguntas en español sobre como organizar un curso de seis semana, contacte: 
Evan Daily
edaily.openhandatlanta.org
(404) 419-1105