Become a Nutrition Instructor

The nutrition instructor will serve as a teacher and role model, teaching and reinforcing key messages about healthy eating and inspiring participants to adopt healthy eating habits. 


  • Teach low-income participants basic healthy eating and food budgeting messages, according to the highlighted objectives of each lesson in the Instructor Guides. A curriculum is prepared by Cooking Matters and is provided via an instruction manual.  Messages include:  eating from MyPlate food groups; choosing more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; planning balanced meals; reading food labels; and making budget-friendly choices at the store.
  • Attend each two hour class over the course of six weeks.
  • Facilitate class discussions on each message, allowing participants to brainstorm how they might put new behaviors into action, discuss barriers to adopting new behaviors, and share ideas with their peers for overcoming barriers.
  • Select and implement hands-on activities that allow participants to practice key skills and feel comfortable implementing new healthy behaviors. The Cooking Matters™ Instructor guide provides an “activity bank” with many excellent activities. The Cooking Matters Omaha team can assist with providing the Instructor with teacher resources.

Time Commitment:

  • 1 hour for training and orientation to Cooking Matters.
  • 3 hours per week for lesson preparation, travel time, class time, set-up and clean-up.
  • Must commit to all 6 weeks of the course.

Questions?  Please contact Anna Curry with Cooking Matters Omaha at or by phone at 402-930-4069.

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