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Cooking Matters Maine?

Have you heard about Cooking Matters Maine?
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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 ckennedy@gsfb.org or 207-577-4847.

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FCCAM works to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in Maine. We are the state affiliate of the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). We are the only professional association in Maine dedicated specifically to supporting family child care providers. FCCAM understands the critical role of family child care providers in the lives of children and families. We also understand the hard work and long hours that are required to provide the much needed child care services in Maine’s diverse communities. FCCAM provides opportunities to network both locally and statewide with other family child care professionals for training and support. Through collaboration with other organizations we are engaged with advocating for children and their families in Maine, increasing awareness of our professionalism and value to our communities.