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Title:Cooking Matters at the Store
Alt. Title:Shopping Matters
Pub. date: July 2011
Edition: 1st
Includes: guidebook
Audience: Adults
Language: English, Spanish
Description:Cooking Matters at the Store Cooking Matters at the Store (formerly Shopping Matters) is a grocery store tour programs that empowers participants with 4 key food shopping skills:
  • Reading Food Labels
  • Comparing Unit Prices
  • Finding Whole Grain Foods
  • Identifying three ways to purchase produce
It includes two specialized curricula - one for adults and one for WIC (Women, Infants and Children) parents.
Funding Source: Walmart Foundation, Con Agra Food Foundation
Length: 37 pages
Readability: 6th Grade
Assessment Method: FOG Index
Pilot Testing: Impact evaluation data is summarized in Buying Healthy Food on Budget: An Evaluation of Cooking Matters at the Store
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments: Share our Strength provides educator and tour leader with free training materials and support to individuals and organizations anywhere in the country who are interested in conducting Cooking Matters at the Store tours in their communities. For information on becoming a Tour Leader, visit the Tour Leader Web site.
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Cooking Matters at the Store:
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Share our Strength
    Mail: 1730 M St. NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: 202-478-6540
    Ordering: Interested facilitators are asked to sign up on the website and attend a 30min web training before ordering. Materials available include: facilitator guide, participant handout, recipe packets and incentives (calculator and reusable grocery bag).
    Order URL:
    Cost: 0.00 per guide
    Avail. in Qty: Yes

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