The VNA Hosts Cooking Matters at the Store on Saturday

Jul 10, 2014

Learning how to buy healthy food at the store while still maintaining your budget is the focus of a program the VNA is holding this Saturday.

Cooking Matters at the Store will teach individuals how to read and compare food nutrition labels, buy fresh produce on a budget and how to choose whole grains.  

Anna Curry, Cooking Matters Class Coordinator, says the store tour lasts about an hour and a half.

"Then at the end of the tour we do a fun activity called “The $10 Challenge,” where all participants get to make a meal for $10 and they have to include every food group and try to get as much as they can for their money.  And they actually get a gift card to purchase those items to take home.  So it’s a little bit of hands-on learning experience and then they get to go home with $10 in healthy groceries.”

Tours in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area take place at six different HyVee stores and are led by store nutritionists. 

Curry says advanced registration is required to attend the event.