IFFS believes Nutrition Education is crucial to empowering people to meet their own food needs and growing a just and sustainable local food system that feeds everyone healthy, nutritious food.
Cooking Matters at the Store (CMATS) is an informative, engaging, and effective program that provides ready-to-use nutrition and finance info to low-income individuals.
"My greatest reward is when the cooking class participants try something new and like it."
We learned how to scan product labels for healthy ingredients, how to compare unit costs, and how to meet our nutrition needs on a $10 budget.
"Cheap high-calorie food is the enemy, but that is often the only option for families living in food deserts," writes Jill Staton Bullard.
IFFS's Nutrition Educators & Childhood Hunger Programs Manager, Kyle Abrams, shared the #HungerFreeNC philosophy at NC's 'No Kid Hungry' Conference.