RSU 25 Adult Education and Healthy Acadia Offer Free, “Cooking Matters” Class Series

Posted Sept. 16, 2013, at 10:49 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:47 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18 to Wednesday, October 23, 2013; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Cooking Matters Classes, Bucksport Middle School, 100 Miles Lane, Bucksport, Maine

Contact: RSU 25 Adult Education; 469-2129


What: Six free classes about how to prepare healthy, delicious meals and stretch your food dollars.

Where: Bucksport Middle School (100 Miles Lane, Bucksport)

When: September 18, & 25, and October 2, 9, 16 & 23; from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

RSU25 Adult Education and Healthy Acadia are excited to offer a free six-class Cooking Matters series on Wednesdays beginning in September and continuing into October. The series will offer participants an opportunity to learn about easy ways to prepare healthy, delicious meals and stretch food dollars.

“Cooking Matters teaches healthy eating habits, cooking skills, food shopping, and budgeting through a fun and hands-on learning experience. Healthy Acadia is thrilled to be offering this class series to the public through our Nutrition Education Initiative in partnership with RSU 25 Adult Education.” stated Shoshona Smith, Healthy Acadia’s Nutrition Education Coordinator.

In each class, under the guidance of Shoshona Smith and a skilled volunteer cooking instructor, participants will work together to create a meal and enjoy sampling their completed dishes. Free take-home ingredients will be provided for participants to recreate the meal at home. A recipe book and other helpful kitchen tools are also provided to participants to support cooking at home.

“We are happy to be working with Healthy Acadia to offer this important class series to community members,” stated Leslie Murauckas, Director of RSU 25 Adult and Community Education. “This class will provide very useful skills and resources to participants.”

This Cooking Matters class series is geared to engage community members who are experiencing low income with knowledge and skills to eat healthfully on a limited budget. Participants are requested to commit to all six classes in the series.

The series is coordinated by Healthy Acadia’s Nutrition Education Initiative in partnership with RSU 25 Adult Education.

To register for this class series, contact RSU 25 Adult Education at 469-2129 or register online at For more information on Cooking Matters or other nutrition education classes and events offered by Healthy Acadia, or to volunteer with Healthy Acadia’s Nutrition Education Initiative please contact Shoshona Smith at 667-7171 or

Cooking Matters is a program of the Good Shepherd Food Bank in partnership with Healthy Acadia.