Cooking Matters

What We Do

Bilingual Nutrition & Cooking Education

Have you wanted to learn how to grocery shop for your family on a budget? Do you want to learn basic nutrition & cooking tips? Classes are 45 minute sessions, and participants receive a $10 grocery gift card. Classes are in English & Spanish.

Kids in the Kitchen

Involving your young ones in the kitchen can bring so much joy to both of your lives. Learn how to make cooking fun for kids. Workshops with kids can be arranged.

About US

SLV Cooking Matters offers free weekly classes related to cooking healthy meals on a budget. Classes are in both English and Spanish, and can be virtual or in-person. Our audience is geared toward parents of young children, though adults and youth of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to attend. We collaborate with agency partners to offer nutrition classes to groups and families; please reach out if you would like to partner, as we are always seeking new connections.

Contact Us

Zoila Gomez:

Lois Harvie:

Recipe Inspiration

Follow SLV Cooking Matters on social media for cooking ideas that are both simple and delicious.

Ideas w/ local ingredients: Quinoa Muffins, Butternut Squash Curry, Baked Potato w/ fun toppings! See more>>

Facebook Live

Join us every Thursday at 12 and 12:30 for a 30 minute informative lesson on Facebook Live.

Tips & Tricks

Need some inspiration?

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Cooking Matters teaches parents and caregivers who are experiencing limited food budgets how to shop

2 weeks ago

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¡Comprar verduras de temporada no solo es más saludable para ti, sino que también le ahorra dinero! Aquí hay verduras de temporada para el mes de enero. ¿Cuáles son tus favoritos? ¿Cómo te gusta comerlos?​¡Cuéntanos en los comentarios a continuación!#verduras #verdurasdetemporada #verdurasenenero #comerentemporada #comermasverduras #tipsdenutrición ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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Do you live in Costilla County and know folks who work in food and Agriculture? Please share and join us on Saturday, January 14th ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

SLV Cooking Matters Thank you to everyone for passing Healthy School meal for all ensuring healthy meals for school kids across Colorado! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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The San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition is proud to be one of more than 100 nonprofit organizations signed on in support of a ballot measure seeking to provide free meals to all public school students in Colorado.Proposition FF, dubbed Healthy School Meals for All, would cap state income tax deductions for those with annual adjusted gross incomes of $300,000 or more, using the money to provide free school meals and offer schools meal-related grants. Coloradans will vote on the measure during the upcoming November election.#HealthySchoolMealsforAll #slvlocalfoods #NoKidHungry ... See MoreSee Less
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