Friday, July 10, 2015

Healthy Acadia Offers Free Cooking Matters Shopping Event

What: Cooking Matters Shopping Event
When: July 20th, join us any time between 2:30pm-5:00pm
Where: Ellsworth Hannaford
Ellsworth -- Healthy Acadia is offering a fun and educational Cooking Matters Shopping Event at the Ellsworth Hannaford. The event will provide new tips and tools to shop, cook, and eat healthy on a limited budget.  

Event participants will visit educational stations throughout the store to gain a variety of practical shopping skills, enjoy taste tests, and learn about new recipes.  Everyone is welcome to join.  Mark your calendars!    

Shopping skill topics include buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, comparing unit prices to find bargains, reading and comparing food labels, identifying whole grains, and much more.

“This is such a fun and interactive way to learn about healthy eating and food shopping on a budget,” states Shoshona Smith, Healthy Acadia’s SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Coordinator.  “I think anyone who joins us will learn a lot at this store event.”

After completing a tour of all the stations in the store, participants will receive a free $10 gift card to the grocery store to purchase ingredients for a healthy meal, a free reusable grocery bag, and a free workbook full of tasty recipes and simple tips on buying healthy, low-cost foods.  These items will be available while supplies last. 

For more information or to volunteer with Healthy Acadia’s Nutrition Education Initiative please contact Shoshona Smith at 667-7171 or

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 through a contract with the University of New England (UNE).
Cooking Matters is a program of the Good Shepherd Food Bank, sponsored by Hannaford and offered locally in partnership with Healthy Acadia.

Contact: Shoshona Smith, Healthy Acadia, 667-7171 or