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Winning at the Grocery Store

Nancy’s lack of culinary expertise didn’t go unnoticed by her five-year-old son. He used to say, “Mommy can’t cook.” The truth was that Nancy opted for fast food take-out because it was easy and inexpensive.

Mirta's Story

When Mirta saw a flier at Lawrence Community Connections advertising a two-part Cooking Matters workshop she immediately signed herself up because she wanted to learn how to cook healthy and affordable meals for herself and her family.

Kerri's Motivation

Cameron is four, loves the New England Patriots' quarterback “Terrific Tommy”, and won't touch a vegetable once it's been cooked. His one year old brother, Colby, likes to ‘play’ hockey with his mini hockey stick, and will eat anything. Their mom, Kerri, adores her two boys but has always hated cooking. . . until recently.

Tahlia's Story

Tahlia is a single mother of a three-year old daughter. Like many of us, Tahlia’s weakness is Dunkin’ Donuts and chocolate, and, also like many of us, she regularly eats on the go and doesn’t always make the healthiest choices. She signed up for Cooking Matters eager to learn. As a result of taking Cooking Matters she is far more conscious of her food choices.

Linda and Kyle Cook Side-by-Side

Linda is an avid cook and gardener, employed in food service, and the mother of very picky 10-year- old son. “I’ve tried everything,” she shared with the other families in the class. “We have a garden and I grow broccoli and peppers, but I can’t get him to try it.”

Belinda's Story

Belinda, a 2012 graduate of the Quincy Teen Moms course, tells her story of how she learned to stop making microwave meals and create healthier meals for her daughter.

Our Stories

Winning at the Grocery Store

Nancy’s lack of culinary expertise didn’t go unnoticed by her five-year-old son. He used to say, “Mommy can’t cook.” The truth was that Nancy opted for fast food take-out because it was easy and inexpensive.

Mirta's Story

When Mirta saw a flier at Lawrence Community Connections advertising a two-part Cooking Matters workshop she immediately signed herself up because she wanted to learn how to cook healthy and affordable meals for herself and her family.

Kerri's Motivation

Cameron is four, loves the New England Patriots' quarterback “Terrific Tommy”, and won't touch a vegetable once it's been cooked. His one year old brother, Colby, likes to ‘play’ hockey with his mini hockey stick, and will eat anything. Their mom, Kerri, adores her two boys but has always hated cooking. . . until recently.

Tahlia's Story

Tahlia is a single mother of a three-year old daughter. Like many of us, Tahlia’s weakness is Dunkin’ Donuts and chocolate, and, also like many of us, she regularly eats on the go and doesn’t always make the healthiest choices. She signed up for Cooking Matters eager to learn. As a result of taking Cooking Matters she is far more conscious of her food choices.

Linda and Kyle Cook Side-by-Side

Linda is an avid cook and gardener, employed in food service, and the mother of very picky 10-year- old son. “I’ve tried everything,” she shared with the other families in the class. “We have a garden and I grow broccoli and peppers, but I can’t get him to try it.”

Belinda's Story

Belinda, a 2012 graduate of the Quincy Teen Moms course, tells her story of how she learned to stop making microwave meals and create healthier meals for her daughter.

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