Free Healthy Cooking Class Series Begins October 4 in Bucksport
September 19, 2016

Bucksport. Healthy Acadia is excited to offer a free six-class “Cooking Matters” series in Bucksport beginning on October 4, 2016. Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Bucksport High School through November 8. The series is specially designed for those struggling with a tight food budget. Classes will offer participants an opportunity to learn easy ways to prepare healthy, delicious meals and stretch their food dollars.

“Cooking Matters teaches healthy eating habits, cooking skills, food shopping, and budgeting through a fun and hands-on learning experience,” said Nikki Fox, Healthy Acadia’s Hancock County Nutrition Education Coordinator. In each class, under the guidance of Fox, participants will work together to create a meal and enjoy sampling their completed dishes. Free take-home ingredients will be provided for participants each week to recreate one of the lesson’s recipes at home. A recipe book and other helpful kitchen tools are also provided to participants upon graduation to support cooking at home and more healthful living.

This free class series is offered by Healthy Acadia in partnership with RSU25 Adult Education. Participants are requested to commit to all six classes in the series. To register for this series, please contact RSU Adult Ed at 469-2129 or register online at

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 statewide by the University of New England (UNE) through contracts with local community coalitions. Maine SNAP-Ed educates low-income families on low cost, healthy eating and active lifestyles.