Taking a Look at Cooking Matters

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Melissa and I were given the opportunity to give two tops grocery tours at the end of the semester. These tours were given through Cooking Matters and Cooperative extension. Each tour we gave had between one and 6 Ithaca college students of varying nutrition education levels. Through the tour knowledge was gained from both the giving and taking the tour.
The two organizations dedicated to giving these tours are both passionate about helping people eat better. Cooking Matters helps families to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget, as part of the “No Kid Hungry” campaign. This organization does a large amount of education programs for communities around the country. The head grocery tours for low income families, as well as cooking lessons, and give support to families around the United States. For the grocery tours, Cooking Matters works with Cornell Cooperative Extension to better outreach to the community, and facilitate a further education as to what it means to “eat healthy.” These two organizations have an established relationship with the community to increase this positive movement toward eating healthy for all.
The tours started out with an introduction, and the participants filling out some basic paper work. We then moved to the fresh fruits and vegetable section of the store. At this point we explained the fresh fruits and vegetables that were in season and taught the participants how to find the unit price of the product. We compared unit pricing of

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