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HRRMC Wellness U offers free Cooking Matters class

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s community wellness program, Wellness U, will host agrocery basket full of produce six-week Cooking Matters class on Tuesdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 26, 2019, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd., Salida.

Each Cooking Matters class will be taught by a chef and nutrition educator who will teach meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition. At the end of every class, each participant will be given a free bag of groceries to use for making the same meal at home.

The program is part of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which focuses on cooking healthy, affordable meals. Participants will receive tips on how to shop smart and prepare meals without overspending.

Cooking Matters has been featured by former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign and recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for excellence in nutrition education. The Walmart Foundation is the national sponsor of Cooking Matters.

The class is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please register early.

To register, go to or call Wellness U at (719) 530-2057.