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Confidence in the Kitchen

Empoweed by the Cooking Matters class, Ying shared some of the small changes that have helped her adapt to Western culture. “We used to eat healthy in China. Now we just cook in a different way."

Cooking Matters Bridges Cultures

“The food and the learning (and the sense of community) brought them together.”

 -Benjamin Brennan, Food for Families Coordinator, MGH Chelsea

New Traditions

Maria had completely given up on cooking.  No matter what, her daughter just wouldn’t try new foods.

Maria's Story

As a single mom, Maria doesn’t have much time to cook when she returns home from work exhausted, nor does she really want to spend more time cooking after a long workday of frying and mixing.

Annette's Story

“Remember the plate!” Annette’s 10-year-old daughter tells her as they travel through the grocery store. Her daughter is referencing the USDA’s “My Plate,” a guide for healthy eating.

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.

Our Stories

Confidence in the Kitchen

Empoweed by the Cooking Matters class, Ying shared some of the small changes that have helped her adapt to Western culture. “We used to eat healthy in China. Now we just cook in a different way."

Cooking Matters Bridges Cultures

“The food and the learning (and the sense of community) brought them together.”

 -Benjamin Brennan, Food for Families Coordinator, MGH Chelsea

New Traditions

Maria had completely given up on cooking.  No matter what, her daughter just wouldn’t try new foods.

Maria's Story

As a single mom, Maria doesn’t have much time to cook when she returns home from work exhausted, nor does she really want to spend more time cooking after a long workday of frying and mixing.

Annette's Story

“Remember the plate!” Annette’s 10-year-old daughter tells her as they travel through the grocery store. Her daughter is referencing the USDA’s “My Plate,” a guide for healthy eating.

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.

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