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Walmart Hosts "Cooking Matters at the Store" Event

Jun 01, 2015 03:00AM ● Published by Kieran Gilman

(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by Cooking Matters MA.)

TEWKSBURY, MA – On June 4, Cooking Matters Massachusetts will empower 100 low-income Massachusetts residents with the shopping skills needed to stretch their food dollar and serve healthy, affordable meals to their families.

Local families will learn to compare unit prices, purchase fruits and vegetables on a budget, read food labels, and select whole grains on grocery store tours sponsored by Nestle. Nestle is also donating gift cards to each participant to use for the $10 Challenge at the end of each tour. Elected officials for the district have been invited to the event, and responses are pending.

WHO: Cooking Matters Massachusetts staff and volunteers, elected officials, local families participating in event, Walmart staff.

WHAT: Cooking Matters at the Store Event Days teach low-income families to shop for healthy food on a tight budget.

WHERE: Walmart Supercenter, 333 Main St, Tewksbury, MA 01876 WHEN: Thursday June 4th, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

WHY: A survey released by Share Our Strength found that 85% of low-income families want to make healthy meals, but only about half are able to do so on a regular basis. Families cited the cost of healthy groceries as their primary obstacle. Cooking Matters at the Store tours provide shoppers with a strategic plan that enables them to stretch their food dollar in a healthy way.

Cooking Matters is a program of the No Kid Hungry campaign, which works to end childhood hunger in America by connecting kids in need with the healthy food they need every day. Walmart is the national sponsor of Cooking Matters. This Cooking Matters at the Store Event Day is sponsored by Nestle. Jessica Caouette, MS, RD, LDN Central & Western Massachusetts Manager | No Kid Hungry® 617-774-1326 | jcaouette@strength.org | CookingMatters.org/Mass Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Visit us: 318 West 2nd St. Suite 2 |Boston, MA | 02127
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