Recipe & Food Skills Handouts to Share Alongside Summer Meals

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Bright and colorful recipe and food prep handouts to share with kids, teens, and their families participating in the summer meals program

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Our partner, Cooking Matters, has created a number of bright and colorful resources to support families in making healthy, affordable food choices. Summer meals sponsors may be interested in sharing these resources with kids, teens, and their families at meal pick-up locations or within meal kits delivered straight to families. These resources may be especially helpful to sponsors that are serving summer meals with bulk meal components, e.g. a whole cucumber, pint of strawberries, or a 1/2 gallon of milk. 

For additional resources, visit Cooking Matters' website http://cookingmatters.org/ and facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cookingmatters.national/.

  1. Fruit and Vegetable Flyers (English and Spanish)
  2. Bean Basics (English)
  3. Bean Basics (Spanish)
  4. Food Storage Tips (English)
  5. Food Storage Tips (Spanish)
  6. Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen (English)
  7. Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen (Spanish)
  8. Knife Safety (English)
  9. Knife Safety (Spanish)
  10. Making Recipes Work for Your Family (English)
  11. Making Recipes Work for Your Family (Spanish)
  12. Recipe Frameworks (English)
  13. Recipe Frameworks (Spanish)
  14. Stretching Ingredients (English)
  15. Stretching Ingredients (Spanish)
  16. Talk Like a Chef (English)
  17. Talk Like a Chef (Spanish)
  18. Whole Grains + Spice It Up (English)
  19. Whole Grains + Spice It Up (Spanish)