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Cooking Matters for Teens Begins at Eastport’s Labor of Love Nutrition Center

Posted Oct. 31, 2013, at 9:22 a.m.

The first session of Cooking Matters for Teens takes place on Friday, November 1st, at the Labor of Love Nutrition Center in Eastport, featuring the students of Diana Boone’s 6th grade class. Students will learn the basics of cooking at home, including safe knife skills, and how to prepare healthy, tasty meals for themselves and their families. The series is made possible through a partnership between the Labor of Love, Eastport Elementary School, and Washington County: One Community’s SNAP Ed program, which coordinates nutrition education locally for schools with more than 50% of students receiving free-and-reduced price lunches.

Cooking Matters is a program of the national Share Our Strength Foundation (Associated with the recently released documentary “A Place at the Table”), and is coordinated in Maine by Good Shepherd Food Bank. Good Shepherd then links with local Healthy Maine Partnerships, such as Washington County: One Community, to implement classes within their service areas. Good Shepherd has also partnered with Hannaford Bros. Inc. to provide funding for groceries that students will take home to practice recipes outside of classes.

For more information about Cooking Matters in Washington County, contact Joe Ferrier at 255-3741 or at jferrier@wc-oc.org

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