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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.

Funding Opportunity: Food Skills Education

cooking-matters-MD-0574Organizations interested in providing Cooking Matters at the Store tours may apply for a small grant to help support their efforts.  Visit to learn more; the deadline is Feb. 7.

 Cooking Matters at the Store is a 1.5-hour grocery store tour in which participants learn four key food skills:

  • Reading food labels
  • Comparing unit prices
  • Finding whole grains
  • Identifying three ways to purchase produce

To qualify, organizations must have:

  • Capacity to lead Cooking Matters at the Store tours in your community, including but not limited to recruiting participants, identifying tour leaders, and reaching out to your community
  • Ability to reach low-income mothers of children ages five and under
  • Commitment and enthusiasm amount staff to implement the program

This is an  opportunity to provide food skills education to families in need in the community. For more information, visit or email questions to

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