YMCA – Cooking Matters for Families

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The YMCA in collaboration with Purdue University Extension and Cooking Matters will be hosting a free 6-week program for caregivers with children under 5 years old. The class will feature budget and family friendly recipes that are easy and delicious.

Course Description

Course participants will build confidence in their new skills through active class participation, enabling positive behavior changes in daily life. Classmates also help one another by sharing feedback on each other’s progress. Participants receive ingredients weekly to practice making the class recipes at home. By using what they learn in class at home, Cooking Matters MA course graduates maximize their food resources, make healthier choices for their families, and prepare balanced, delicious meals. Because proper nutrition is critical for children’s health, development, and ability to learn, acquiring these skills can return important long-term benefits for a family’s physical and economic well-being.

Course Schedule

Tuesdays, March 29 - May 3
Afternoon session 10:30am - 12:00pm
Evening session 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The course will take place at the Ascension St. Vincent YMCA at 516 Court Street.

You are not required to have a YMCA membership to attend the program. The program also includes free child care during the session for participants with children aged 0-12.


Registration is required. To register, call the Ascension St. Vincent YMCA at 812-423-9622 or register online. Online registration will require the creation of an online profile.

Purdue University Extension logo and Cooking Matters logo.