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.