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Wellness U offers free Cooking Matters class

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s community wellness program, Wellness U, will host a six-week Cooking Matters class on Mondays, Aug. 20 – Oct. 1, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., in the hospital’s second-floor conference rooms. No class will be held on Labor Day, Sept. 3.

This class is free and open to the public.

Each Cooking Matters class will be taught by a chef and nutrition educator who will discuss meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition. Participants will take home a free bag of groceries at the end of each class so they may prepare the recipe presented during the session at home.

The program was created as part of Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry,” campaign which emphasizes the importance of cooking healthy meals on a tight budget. Participants will be given tips and tricks on how to shop smart and prepare meals without overspending, yet still maintain high nutritional value.

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.

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