Cooking Matters®

The program runs one time a week, for six weeks, for a group of 15-25 participants at partner sites across Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Sarasota counties.

Program Objectives

FLIPANY is the Florida partner of the national Share Our Strength program that connects kids, families, and adults with healthy food by teaching them how to prepare healthy, tasty, low-cost snacks and meals.

Cooking Matters for Kids teaches children ages 8 to 12 about healthy eating and provides simple recipes children can prepare themselves.

Cooking Matters for Teens teaches teenagers how to make healthy food choices and prepare healthy meals and snacks.

Cooking Matters for Families brings school-age children and their families together to learn about healthy eating and the importance of family mealtime.

Cooking Matters for Adults, offered in English and Spanish, teaches low-income adults about healthy meal preparation and sensible shopping on a limited budget.

Cooking Matters EXTRA for Parents of Preschoolers, an addenda to Cooking Matters for Adults offered in both English and Spanish, focuses specifically on adults with preschool-age children.

Cooking Matters for Adults EXTRA for Diabetes, an addenda to Cooking Matters for Adults, offers specialized information for adults living with diabetes.

Cooking Matters for Chefs and Kids , an easy-to-use-guide that helps chefs and others provide hands-on instruction that will help kids develop a love of cooking and skills to make healthy food choices wherever they go.

For more information about Cooking Matters, please visit To request a program please fill out a Program Request Form and send to