RSU 25 Adult Education and Healthy Acadia Offer Free “Cooking Matters” Class Series
February 28,2015

What: Six free classes about how to prepare healthy, delicious meals and stretch your food dollars.
Where: Bucksport High School (102 Broadway, Bucksport)
When: March 18, & 25 and April 1, 8, & 29 and May 6; from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
No class on April 22 due to school vacation.

RSU25 Adult Education and Healthy Acadia are excited to offer a free six-class Cooking Matters series on Wednesdays beginning in March and continuing into May. The series will offer participants an opportunity to learn about easy ways to prepare healthy, delicious meals and stretch food dollars.

“Cooking Matters teaches healthy eating habits, cooking skills, food shopping, and budgeting through a fun and hands-on learning experience,” stated Shoshona Smith, Healthy Acadia’s Nutrition Education Coordinator. “After offering a successful Cooking Matters course in partnership with RSU25 Adult Education several times in the last few years, Healthy Acadia is excited to continue the collaboration and make the class available again.”

In each class, participants will work together to create a meal and enjoy sampling their completed dishes. Free take-home ingredients will be provided for participants to recreate the meal at home. A recipe book and other helpful kitchen tools are also provided to participants to support cooking at home.

“We are happy to be working with Healthy Acadia to offer this important class series to community members,” stated Leslie Murauckas, Director of RSU 25 Adult and Community Education. “This class will provide very useful skills and resources to participants.”

This Cooking Matters class series is geared to engage community members who are experiencing low income with knowledge and skills to eat healthfully on a limited budget. Participants are requested to commit to all six classes in the series.

The series is coordinated by Healthy Acadia’s Nutrition Education Initiative in partnership with RSU 25 Adult Education.

To register for this class series, contact RSU 25 Adult Education at 469-2129 or register online at For more information on Cooking Matters or other nutrition education classes and events offered by Healthy Acadia, or to volunteer with Healthy Acadia’s Nutrition Education Initiative, please contact Shoshona Smith at 667-7171 or

Healthy Acadia Nutrition Education Initiative classes are made possible through Maine SNAP-Ed. Maine SNAP-Ed is funded by the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and implemented through a contract with the University of New England (UNE).

Cooking Matters is a program of the Good Shepherd Food Bank in partnership with Healthy Acadia.