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Cooking Matters Partner Feature: Phoenix House

Cooking Matters Partner Feature: Phoenix House

By Jenifer Hamel, CM AmeriCorps Direct Member   As an AmeriCorps member with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, I'm tasked with teaching classes on how to cook and shop for healthy foods on a budget, and I recently completed my first course at Phoenix Recovery...

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Delta Dental Grant Announcement

Delta Dental Grant Announcement

Cooking Matters was awarded a Community Grant from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation, which seeks to improve access to oral health care in underserved areas by funding initiatives that provide preventative services or treatment for individuals of all ages,...

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The New Nutrition Facts Label   

The New Nutrition Facts Label   

You may have already started noticing some changes to the Nutrition Facts label on some products in the grocery store. This long-awaited update makes some much-needed improvements to the food label, making it more relevant and useful for consumers. The changes are...

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Turnip the Blender

Turnip the Blender

Did you know turnip greens are a superfood? They are a fantastic source of vitamins K, A, and B. They are great for your skin and hair and could lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. In Arkansas, we typically cook these greens with salt and grease, and although...

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Food Waste: You can help!

Food Waste: You can help!

Did you know that American households produce more food waste than compared to farmers and food processors combined? The USDA estimates 133 billion pounds worth of household food waste and $161 billion in food waste costs. Food waste in landfills creates methane, a...

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Taco-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Taco-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Don’t know what to do with your winter squash? Try this savory recipe with basic ingredients you might already have in your pantry. Acorn squash is available year-round; however, its peak season is early fall and winter. For the best selection, look for a good balance...

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Partner Feature: Arkansas WIC

Partner Feature: Arkansas WIC

The Arkansas WIC program has gone above-and-beyond to better serve low-income parents and young children in Arkansas. WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. The main focus of WIC is educating families about proper nutrition...

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Become a Five to Thrive School District

The "Five to Thrive" campaign was developed by Arkansas No Kid Hungry partners to encourage school districts across the state to offer a variety of nutrition and physical activity programming to improve student health and academic outcomes. Currently, 22 Arkansas...

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Be Mighty Little Rock Update & Fall Convening

Be Mighty Little Rock Update & Fall Convening

The Be Mighty Little Rock, a citywide campaign to connect kids and teens 18 and under to free meals, ran as a pilot program this summer, funded by a CHAMPS grant from the National League of Cities. The campaign is was a partnership between the Arkansas Hunger Relief...

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