WHITEFIELD — Healthy Northern Kennebec and Sheepscot Valley Health Center will offer a six-week Cooking Matters course at St. Denis Whitefield Food Pantry starting on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Topics discussed during the course include cooking tips and techniques, food safety, smart shopping tips, budgeting and trying new foods. Each class will include hands-on learning, group discussion and information from a nutritionist.

Cooking Matters has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and by Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! for excellence in nutrition education, according to a news release. For more than 20 years, Cooking Matters has provided hands-on cooking and nutrition classes to low-income people at risk of hunger.

The class will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

For more information or to register, call 549-7581.

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