Posted on Mar 12, 2014
Before the start of each Cooking Matters class, AmeriCorps member Veronica Palladino has to make sure she has all of her people and supplies prepped and ready to go. She is responsible for recruiting enough volunteers for each class, training the volunteers, and coordinating with the site to make sure they are ready for the course. She also must have enough groceries and equipment to make the recipes for the day.
As Veronica reflects, "everything you do isn't going to be the a-ha moment, but everything leads up to that -- those day-to-day things are really important."
Eating Better for Less
Those day-to-day things are what make Cooking Matters classes possible. Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals as part of the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America.
For 20 years, Cooking Matters has empowered families with the skills to stretch their food budgets and cook healthy meals so their children get nutritious food at home. For 10 of...
Posted on Jul 26, 2012
Nearly half of Ohio’s school children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, and many of these children do not have access to adequate nutrition during the summer months. This lack of access to adequate nutrition has been linked to poorer academic performance, which can easily perpetuate the vicious cycle of poverty.
Posted on Jul 20, 2012
It seems improbable in a country where 90 million of its citizens are battling obesity that 49 million are also having food security issues, however, that's the reality in the United States today. And more than 16 million of our most-vulnerable residents -- America's children --are paying the price.
Posted on Dec 19, 2011
This post originally appeared on the White House blog on December 16, 2011.
Posted on Nov 23, 2011
Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family and friends to feast in good company. It is the one day a year reserved for expressing gratitude – for family and friends, health and careers, homes and means. But many Americans will not share in such plentiful abundance.
Posted on Oct 12, 2011
Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Robert Velasco, II, visited CitySquare last month to highlight the work being done to strengthen communities in the Dallas/Ft.Worth metro area. Below is a story that highlights the opportunities that national service can provide.
Posted on May 2, 2011
Posted on Apr 28, 2011
This post was originally published on the Let's Move! blog and later appeared on the USDA blog on April 28, 2011.
Posted on Apr 21, 2011
This post originally appeared on the USDA blog on April 21, 2011.
Posted on Apr 15, 2011
This post originally appeared on the USDA blog on April 15, 2011.
Posted on Mar 31, 2011
This post originally appeared on the USDA blog on March 31, 2011.