Cooking Matters & Additional Resources

Cooking Matters at the Store

Cooking Matters at the store is an interactive, in-store shopping tour that teaches low-income families four key food shopping skills: buying fruits and vegetables on a limited budget, identifying whole grains, comparing unit prices and reading food labels. The 60 to 90 minute tour is led by skilled facilitators with varied backgrounds: culinary professionals, health professionals, WIC coordinators, Head Start staff and teachers, etc.

Become a Nutrition Educator

Get involved in your community by becoming a trained Cooking Matters at the Store tour facilitator!  Take the online training, learn tips and strategies for purchasing healthy food on a budget, receive course materials, and be able to host your own guided grocery store tours in your community. 

Cooking Matters Cooking Series

With the help of volunteer culinary and nutrition experts, Cooking Matters course participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families. Cooking Matters is nationally sponsored by the ConAgra

Foods®Foundation and Wal-Mart.  Watch Megan’s inspiring story and learn more about Cooking Matters. (Length: 2:40)


Become an AmeriCorps Host Site

Learn how you can apply to host a Montana No Kid Hungry AmeriCorps Member, and see how they can help get things done in your schools and communities.  We place five members with service sites in our target areas throughout the state

Help for Families

Food Resources to Fill the Gaps

If you or someone you know might be struggling to provide food for their family, there are resources available.  Learn more about the school meal, afterschool food, state and federal assistance programs that you could qualify for, and help fill the gaps in everyday nutrition.


Learn six simple steps to a healthy weight for kids.

Discover age-appropriate nutrition education resources.

AmeriCorps Resources

Additional Resources