Cooking and Nutrition Education Classes


Learn Hands-on Skills

HIP’s cooking & nutrition education classes provide hands-on skills and information to help children, families, and senior citizens make long-term healthy food choices on a budget.

Our classes cover a wide range of topics, including: meal planning, grocery shopping, food safety, food budgeting, knife techniques, reading ingredient labels, tips on avoiding sugar and sugary drinks, and fun ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables into daily diets. HIP is able to adapt these classes to fit a variety of age groups as well as cultural or other special dietary needs.

Cooking Matters Classes

HIP works with Solid Ground, Share Our Strength, and other partner organizations in north King County to bring Cooking Matters classes to our community. This free, 6 week-long program empowers families with nutrition education, cooking skills, and tips to stretch their food budgets. In this learner-driven class, we cook, eat, and learn together. We even send participants home with recipe ingredients every week so they can apply what they’ve learned at home. The group grocery shopping trip shows participants where to find the items that will nourish their families within their budget.

HIP provides hands-on cooking demonstrations and classes in schools to teach children and their families how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diets, expand their palate for new foods, and provide easy yet healthy recipes for busy families.

HIP also conducts cooking classes for senior citizens that incorporate the unique dietary needs of seniors and provide simple yet nutritious recipes for those who have limited mobility.

Are you interested in bringing our classes to your school or community? Email our Community Relations Coordinator at and we’ll get back to you.