Improving lives through small changes
An important part of Local Matters' purpose is to inspire individuals to consider the role of food in their lives. That means that even as we interact with larger groups and organizations, we recognize that many people, regardless of socio-economic status, are interested in learning more about food and improving the quality of their lives through the following skills:
- Cooking independently
- Selecting nutritious foods
- Understanding MyPlate
- Preparing a meal on a budget
- Growing food
- Building leadership skills
These essential skills support people in living healthier, higher-quality lives both in the short term and in the long term. Whether impacting children, youth, adults, seniors or those battling chronic disease or disabilities, we aim to assist everyone in developing these skills.
Join us for a cooking class in the newly built CareSource Community Kitchen beginning in April 2016.
Learn the basics of starting a garden, including location, varieties to plant, planting techniques and much more!
This class will focus on how food is traditionally used for celebrations, and how to add in whole foods to these meals. Participants will make several dishes.
Rooted in Our Community: Open house gathering at The Crest on Parsons hosted by our friends at The Schwarz Group.
Learn tips and tricks for maintaining healthy eating habits during the holiday season while preparing healthier versions of holiday favorites.
Looking for lively lunch ideas? Join us as we discuss delicious and nutritious ideas for lunch and make a lunch recipe of our own.