The New York Times – “It is exciting to learn that home cooking plays a larger role in the U.S. than we might have expected, and even more so to imagine and pursue the ways to make it easier and more popular than ever.” Read more here.
The Atlantic – It’s Dinnertime, a new report by Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters, is featured in this peice that examines the obstacles to healthy meals, like planning skills, time and, yes, price. Read more here.
CBS Atlanta – Low-income American families are cooking dinner at home most nights but are struggling to make healthy meals, according to a new study released today from Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® with support from the ConAgra Foods® Foundation. Read more here.
WABI 5 – Good Shepherd Food Bank and Cooking Matters are featured for a class geared towards seniors. “The recognition to eat healthy is not a major transformation there are a lot of small things you can do every day to improve your diet,”. Read more here.
Grand Junction Free Press – Paula Anderson volunteers with Cooking Matters and notes “For all the hand-wringing about the American diet and the worries about the increasing rate of obesity and diabetes, it was refreshing to see the rubber really hitting the road with Cooking Matters.” Read more about her experience here.
Let’s Move Blog – Across the country, chefs and schools are teaming up to teach kids how to get more from their food and make healthy choices with Chefs Move to Schools. Cooking Matters’ instrumental role is highlighted here.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Cooking Matters volunteer, Chef Lynn Ware, shares what she loves bout teaching classes. “I love to see how their eyes light up when they try [new things].” Read more here.
CNN – Cooking Matters and City Harvest are highlighted in this report about hunger in the US. “It’s a time of record need, a time when you’re seeing people from all walks of life needing to turn to assistance to meet their food needs.” Read more here.
The Salt: NPR’s Food Blog – Even as home economics classes have been phased out in recent years, some schools are bringing cooking back. National Public Radio covers the benefits of such programs, and includes Cooking Matters as a program making a positive difference. Read more here.
Palo Alto Online – “The classes have been a lot of help. It’s something that was needed in East Palo Alto. We learn how to eat healthy foods and to control our portions. Most importantly, we learn how to reap all of the benefits from bread, rice and cereals and how to balance what we eat,” Read more here.
No Kid Hungry Blog – Kelly Staid, Cooking Matters AmeriCorps member with the New Hampshire Food Bank, discusses her service experiences and reviews what she learned over the past year. Read more in this thoughtful post here.
Delta County Independent - A Cooking Matters graduate in Colorado notes “I am now more conscious of what I eat and what healthy foods for my family are.” Read more about a collaborative effort between the Delta County’s Family Literacy and Resource Program, the Mesa County Health Department, and Cooking Matters Colorado here.
STL Today – “Fourteen military veterans and spouses sit behind a U-shaped set of tables, about to receive some basic training. Their mission: Shopping healthily and on a budget, and then learning or relearning techniques for cooking healthful meals.” Read more here.
PBS NewsHour – “We are breaking the myth of ‘it costs more to eat healthy’ every single week,” Ruth Stemler of Cooking Matters Colorado and Rebecca Jacobson of PBS NewsHour discuss food insecurity and how Cooking Matters courses make a difference in Colorado. Read more here.
The New York Times – “Cooking is a skill that lasts a lifetime, and it empowers people to make more nutritious food choices at home or away.” Cooking Matters National Director Janet McLaughlin in response to a Mark Bittman article about the virtues of preparing meals at home. Read more here.
New York Times - Mark Bittman discusses the importance of cooking: “I recognize, too, that there are many people for whom time and money and skills and even access are challenges. The thing, though, is not to discount this argument simply because not everyone is in a position to benefit from it, but rather to use it to benefit those it can, and to create the same possibilities for everyone.”
ALIVE Magazine - Chef Lauren McCabe is featured for her dedication to the community through her work with Cooking Matters and Operation Food Search. “If a kid says ‘Mom, lets cook dinner tonight’ you might get a family to sit down for a meal together – and that’s something.” Read the full story here.
Spectacles- Cooking Matters Program Manager, Sarah Stephison on discusses the benefits of nutrition and culinary skills education in an episode of ”Spectacles – A New Focus,” a show on Bloomfield Public Television. Watch the entire episode here.
Mount Hope Monitor – New York City’s City Harvest host a Cooking Matters for Families Class where a mother proclaims “This is good food and a good class for kids, I wish I had known about it earlier” Read more about whats stirring in the kitchen here.
The Daily Bulldog – Volunteer Chef Bucky Leighton gets kids to prepare new foods. Ethan Ross said his mom looked at one recipe he was about to make and asked, “Can you really do that?” Read more here.
ABCLocal.com – “Chef Michael Anthony Harris teaches how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into the family diet — even when you’re on a tight budget or are working around health challenges.” Read more here.
Walmart.com – At an event today in Washington, D.C., Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, unveiled a comprehensive effort to provide its customers with healthier and more affordable food choices. Read more here.
The Durango Herald – “While big-picture government policies and systems are important components in fighting poverty, families in need say they can’t wait for ballot votes, legislative sessions or welfare reform to get help.” Read more here.
Boston Globe – “It gives us a way to talk about food. A discussion of vitamins and nutrients gets complex and confusing,” says Leigh Ann Edwards, national program operations director for Cooking Matters. Read more here.
MiningGazette.com – “Because many children spend hours at day care, they often eat there, and a new program is teaching day care providers how to make nutritious meals for their young charges.” Read more here.
Portland Press Herald – Portland, ME, chefs are jumping on board a new program to teach families on a limited budget that healthy, good-tasting cooking CAN happen in their own kitchens. Read more here.
Today, Share Our Strength unveiled a new name for our signature educational program: Cooking Matters™ to over 100 volunteers, staff, and stakeholders from across the country at our annual Conference of Leaders. Read more about our new name at the No Kid Hungry blog.
ReviewMessenger.com – “It gets people thinking about what they’re eating,” Chef Olson added, noting that even young children can get involved in food prep. Read more about our effective cooking classes in Minnesota here.
Itemlive.com – Alexis Anderson counts collared greens among her favorite foods but she never knew how to make the vegetable dish until she enrolled earlier this summer in Share Our Strength’s cooking course taught at First Lutheran Church. Read more.
Hungry2Help.org – Kori Reed of the ConAgra Foods Foundation reflects on Operation Frontline’s substantial growth during the past two years of our partnership. Read more about our impact and the ConAgra Foods Foundation’s efforts to promote nutrition and a hunger-free America here.
MonroeNews.com – Since 1994, Operation Frontline: Detroit has been trying to get the message out to southeast Michigan families that good food choices can be made on tight budgets. Read more here.
Share Our Strength is proud to partner with Huntington’s Kitchen to offer its free Operation Frontline cooking courses to those most in need in Huntington. Read more about our partnership with Jamie Oliver’s kitchen in Huntington here.
More than 500 chefs gathered at the White House on June 4 to join Michelle Obama’s newest effort to fight childhood obesity, Chefs Move To Schools. Read full article here.
Operation Frontline Colorado volunteer discusses how Side by Side courses change families’ food habitsThursday, May 20th, 2010
From the White House to celebrity chefs, there’s a national movement to change the way our kids eat – and it has strong roots here in Denver. Read full article here.
Food Network chef and nutritionist Ellie Krieger testified to the House Agriculture committee last week – and highlighted Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline as a nutrition education program making a real difference. Read her testimony here.
Six months after their first Operation Frontline class was offered, the University of Minnesota Extension program continues to reach more families, thanks to the help of dedicated volunteers like Chef Daugherty. Read more.
Operation Frontline coordinator, Aliyah Rowe, and Hall of Fame chef, Eva Forson, are featured in this month’s issue of Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade magazine. You can pick up a copy on newsstands now.