Cooking Matters offers six specialized course curricula:

Six-week nutrition-based cooking courses

Cooking Matters hands-on courses empower families with the skills to be self-sufficient in the kitchen. Courses meet for two hours, once a week for six weeks and are team-taught by Open Hand staff and nutrition educator.  Participants practice fundamental food skills including proper knife techniques, reading ingredient labels, and making healthy meals on a $10 budget.

Interactive grocery store tours

Cooking Matters at the Store tours provide families with hands-on education as they shop for food, giving them skills to compare foods for cost and nutrition. Participants learn how to plan and budget for healthy, affordable, and delicious meals for their families.

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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

​​Since 2008, Cooking Matters Georgia has empowered families with the skills to stretch their food budgets and

cook healthy meals so their children get nutritious food at home.

As a part of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America, we teach participants to shop smarter by

using nutrition information to make healthier choices as well as how to cook delicious, affordable meals. 

We offer a suite of programming, offered at no cost to our participants: