At this time, the Cooking Matters Program is no longer operating in Omaha, however it is still active at the national level. For questions, please contact Kris Stapp at or 402-930-4075. For information on the national Cooking Matters program, please visit


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This is why we do what we do!

One of our instructors received this note below from a past participant about her life after a Cooking Matters class.

“A participant who took the Cooking Matters for Diabetes class at Charles Drew Health Center called me this week. She wanted to let me know that she moved back home to Texas, and that she continues to use all of the information and recipes that she learned in class. She said it is amazing how good she feels when she eats right and that her and her young daughters still make recipes from the book. She also told me that the certificate she received actually helped her to get a job with the school district working in the cafeteria- without it she would not have had the job, and her manager acknowledged that this 6 week training would be beneficial to the job! She is so excited and happy and said she will be sending me a picture this summer of her “awesome body” – she has been working out regularly!”

New Recipes added to our page!

Childrens 4Looking for some easy, healthy and budget friendly recipes to feed your family? Click the “Recipes” tab to your right for access to all of the fantastic Cooking Matters recipes as well as some from local chefs right here in Omaha! You can also download our FREE app for access to these recipes on your smart phone!

























Cooking Matters Team Accepts Check From Whole Foods Market!

Whole Foods CheckLast week, the Cooking Matters Omaha team accepted a check from Whole Foods Market for the proceeds from the Community Support Day in August! We are so thankful for their support and are looking forward to future partnerships with them!



Pictured are left to right, David Kinney- Cooking Matters Program Coordinator, Kris Stapp- Visiting Nurse Association’s Vice President of Health Services, James Summerfelt- Visiting Nurse Association’s President and CEO, and Cassandra Zywiec- Marketing and Communication Specialist at Whole Foods.