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Registering participants for SHOPPING MATTERS Tours!

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Buying affordable, yet nutritious food can be a real challenge to anyone, especially for families on a budget.

Shopping Matters is a new program in Cherokee County that teaches registered shoppers how to buy nutritional food on a budget and is locally sponsored by North Georgia WIC.

Participants will be taken on a free grocery store tour by a local, trained facilitator who will empower them with knowledge about how to shop for and prepare healthy meals. They will then be given a guidebook that includes tasty, simple recipes and information provided during the tour.

Two Shopping Matters Tour dates are currently scheduled in Cherokee County:
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Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 9 A.M.
Canton Kroger
4045 Marietta Hwy., Canton, GA 30114

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1 p.m.
Woodstock Kroger
5339 Old Hwy. 5, Woodstock, GA 30188

For more details about these free Shopping Matters Tours and to register for one of the scheduled tour dates, call the local WIC office at 1 (866) 942-9675.

Shopping Matters is a branch of Cooking Matters, which is part of the national organization Share Our Strength. Learning to fully utilize WIC and the SNAP program to purchase healthy, easy to cook meals is a key ingredient of the program.

Learn more about Shopping Matters and Cooking Matters at Share Our Strength's website: