Cooking Matters & Store Info

Built on its proven success teaching families how to cook and eat healthy on a budget, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters has created a an additional program called Cooking Matters® at the Store (formerly Shopping Matters) to help individuals and families make healthy and affordable choices at the supermarket.


This program is a guided group grocery store tour that lasts about 90 minutes. Participants practice key food shopping skills like buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, comparing unit prices, reading food labels, and identifying whole grains. Tours last about 90 minutes.

Thanks to a generous grant from Shop ‘n Save, Operation Food Search is able to provide these tours free of charge and is offering these tours in Shop ‘n Save grocery stores throughout the St. Louis region. These tours are offered for groups of 3-8 people.

To arrange a Cooking Matters® at the Store tour for a group, please complete the application form below or contact Christina Popp, MPH, RD, LD at or 314-726-5355 x 12.



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