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Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.*

Cooking Matters at the Store Cooking Matters at the Store (formerly Shopping Matters) is a grocery store tour programs that empowers participants with 4 key food shopping skills:

  • Reading Food Labels
  • Comparing Unit Prices
  • Finding Whole Grain Foods
  • Identifying three ways to purchase produce It includes two specialized curricula - one for adults and one for WIC (Women, Infants and Children) parents.
Share our Strength.
page from Toolkit Strategy
Funding Source
Walmart Foundation. Con Agra Food Foundation.
Free Material
Cost ($)
SNAP-Ed Toolkit Classification
  • Evaluated
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

Share our Strength provides educator and tour leader with free training materials and support to individuals and organizations anywhere in the country who are interested in conducting Cooking Matters at the Store tours in their communities. For information on becoming a Tour Leader, visit the Cooking Matters website.

*SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.

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