With the right skills, eating healthy can be affordable and delicious. Share your skills and strengths with families living on tight budgets.
Teach parents, adults, and families how to cook and shop for healthy, low-cost meals. Culinary instructors combine their knowledge and experience with the lesson plans and recipes provided in the Cooking Matters curricula. Culinary volunteers are usually culinary school graduates, are currently enrolled in a culinary training program, or have at least two years working as a cook or chef. To get started volunteering, attend a New Volunteer Training.
Teach parents, adults, and families how to make healthier food choices. Nutrition instructors use the lesson plans and instructional materials provided in the Cooking Matters curricula, along with their own expertise, to teach skills such as reading food labels and understanding whole grains. Nutrition volunteers are typically graduates of or enrolled in dietetics programs or have at least two years working in a nutrition or dietetics position. To get started volunteering, attend a New Volunteer Training.
Help before, during and after classes. Duties may include handing out and collecting class materials, engaging reluctant participants, helping with set up and clean up, or taking photos during class to help record the Cooking Matters course experience. To get started volunteering, attend a New Volunteer Training.