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Cooking Matters Maine?

Have you heard about Cooking Matters Maine?

First, Cooking Matters Maine offers FREE trainings in all 16 counties. Classes are for people interested in developing skills to create healthy and delicious meals on a tight budget. Perfect for family child care providers.

Good Shepherd Food Bank, in collaboration with Maine SNAP-Ed, will provide all the groceries needed for the recipes being prepared, instructors and a class coordinator. Classes meet for two hours a week for between 4 to 6 weeks.

“Based on the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Cooking Matters Maine curriculum teaches healthy eating habits, cooking skills, food shopping and budgeting. Each class focuses on a theme such as fruits and vegetables, cutting fat or healthy snacking.”

If you are interested in participating in a Cooking Matters training or learning more about how you can host a Cooking Matters training in your area, please contact Courtney Kennedy, Nutrition and Education Manager at Good Shepherd Food Bank at or 207-577-4847.


FCCAM works to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in Maine. We understand the critical role of child care providers in the lives of children and families. Through collaboration with other organizations we work to increase awareness of our profession and the value of a strong child care system to Maine's diverse communities.