People with disabilities learn how to cook healthy

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The first-ever Cooking Matters program at the ARC of Monroe wrapped up Thursday.

The six-week program taught people with intellectual and developmental disabilities how to cook healthy and affordable meals.

The Cooking Matters class is a big step toward helping these individuals reach their health goals.

“This is just a really great opportunity to do the work that we do with partners that have shared goals involving people learning how to cook healthy, shop healthy on a budget, and all around learn food literacy skills,” Alyssa VanValkenburg, Foodlink’s Nutrition Education Manager said.

Nutrition educators from Foodlink and Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York taught the classes.

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