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SNAP participants get cooking lesson

By Frankie Jupiter, fjupiter@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 23 2013 06:09:34 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 23 2013 05:00:00 PM EDT

Cooking Matters who organize the event is part of the national No Kid Hungry campaign,that working to help end childhood hunger in America.The group meets for about two hours.They spent that time learning how to prepare and make the new dishes.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -

It's all about cooking healthy.

A little bit of cooking education is giving some people in Martinsville tips on how to make certain dishes.

SNAP benefit participants are learning how to make healthy meals without breaking the bank.

Cooking Matters, which organizes the event, is part of the national No Kid Hungry campaign that working to help end childhood hunger in America.

The group here meets for about two hours.

They spent that time learning how to prepare and make the new dishes.

On the menu this afternoon was spinach quesadilla and black bean and corn salsa.
“It teaches them to spread their grocery dollars out, find out they don't have to have meat in every meal, find out it easy and fast to cook a meal instead of going through the drive thru,” cooking instructor Kim Hairfield said.
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Now to top it all off, the group made Honey Ambrosia for dessert. And they get to the food items home to make the meal on their own.