Who We Are

Cooking Matters runs programs with Colorado parents and caregivers that cover how to shop for and cook healthy, kid-friendly, and affordable meals.

Our Goal

Cooking Matters is a campaign of Share Our Strength that helps end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. Our goal is for all parents and caregivers to have the skills they need to regularly serve nutritious foods during pregnancy and to kids through age five. Working with partners on the Western Slope to the Eastern Plains of CO, and many places in between, our team delivers programming throughout the state. Our programs take place at Head Start programs, health centers, community centers, shelters & transitional homes, community food distribution sites and schools. Cooking Matters Colorado leverages a direct education model to influence food systems and food environments that support healthy eating at a community-wide level. Through initiatives like Double Up Food Bucks, a Healthy Food Pantry Resource Guide and food retailer partnerships, we increase access to healthy foods for all Coloradans.