Fall 2020 Cooking Matters

This fall has been a busy season for our Cooking Matters Program! During the past month, Briana Henry, Nutrition Services Manager, prepared to welcome clients to the Fall 2020 session of Cooking Matters, which starts this week. In this session, Briana will offer three 8-week classes to teach newcomers about nutrition, the Canada Food Guide, healthy eating, and affordable – yet nutritious – grocery shopping; click here for the Cooking Matters poster. Welcome to this new session!

Briana has also been busy “virtually” during the past month: in October, she facilitated a 5-day online cooking and nutrition session for newcomers through the Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker (NISW) program with the Louis Riel School Division at Rene Deleurme Centre. Newly arrived permanent residents received ingredients needed to cook and followed along with Briana from home. Participants learned healthy, affordable, and tasty recipes for their families through this online program.

Here are some comments by our participants, as well as photos of the foods they made from the comfort of their own home:

“Find my Hamburger Casserole prepared today. It was great like you said. My family like it and l also gave part of it to a family friend as well. Many thanks.”

“Dear Briana, Please find attached pictures of food cooked today and yesterday. The soup taste so good am on my second plate now😁.Thank you so much for taking time to train us.”

Our Cooking Matters program is generously funded by Share our Strength, Second Harvest, Winnipeg Foundation, and Westoba Credit Union.