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Lakes Region Families Participating in Grocery Shopping Challenge

What: Local families will be challenged to shop for a healthy meal they can create for under $10. This will be a highly educational, yet entertaining and dynamic event. During the Grocery Store Challenge, participants learn how to select affordable, nourishing ingredients to feed a family of four.
 
When: 6:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, December 1, 2010
 
Where: Hannaford Supermarket, 797 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, Maine
 
Who: Kristen Miale, Program Director of Cooking Matters to Maine; Linda Manchester, volunteer chef and owner of the Good Life Market in Raymond, Diane Qualey from University of Maine Cooperative Extension Eat Well program, and Hannaford staff.
 
Why: For low-income families, cooking skills and budgeting techniques can mean the difference between feeding the family for just one day, and feeding the family for a lifetime.
 
Cooking Matters™ to Maine is a program that recruits local culinary and nutrition professionals to lead classes that teach healthy eating habits, cooking skills, food shopping, and budgeting. The Grocery Store Challenge is the final class of the six-week course.
 
Details:
From 6:00 - 7:00PM, the class will go on a tour of the grocery store and learn things such as "shopping the perimeter for the healthiest choices,” how to make good decisions based on unit pricing, label reading, etc.
 
From 7:00 - 8:00PM, the Grocery Store Challenge will begin.  Families will
shop for a meal for a family of four that contains at least three food
groups, is healthy, and costs no more than $10.  Once approved by the
instructors, they will receive a $10 gift card from Hannaford to purchase their groceries.

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