If you don’t have a copy of the facilitator guide yet, you can use the Planning Guides as visuals during the presentation. Please note, as this training was created for a general audience there is some information that is not specific to Cooking Matters at the Store in North Carolina. For example, while you are welcome to use Share Our Strength contacts as resources, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle will be your primary Cooking Matters at the Store contact. Similarly, all material orders will be placed through Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, and participant surveys should be mailed to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, not Share Our Strength. The Food Shuttle has provided all of the material ordering and reporting instructions to our local partners.
Watch this general introduction video put together by Share Our Strength about Cooking Matters at the Store – Click Here
Complete the following training videos. These are broken into separate modules in order to give you breaks as you learn about the program and curriculum.
CMATS Module 1 – Program Overview–
In this module you will get a feel for the overall goals for Cooking Matters at the Store
CMATS Module 2 – Learner Centered Model –
This module will discuss the educational model that will be used in CMATS and Cooking Matters courses
Complete the following training videos, specific to the CMATS for Adults curriculum. These are broken into separate modules in order to give you breaks as you learn about the program and curriculum.
Use this CMATS Coordination Timeline (2017) as a handy reference document to help you plan and implement your tour. The document contains hyperlinks to the key forms that you will need.
CMATS for Adults Module 3 – Tour Overview –
This module will give you a brief introduction of how the tour works
CMATS for Adults Module 4 – Before the Tour –
This module will discuss what needs to be accomplished with participants before the tour begins on the day of your CMATS event.
CMATS for Adults Module 5 – During the Tour –
This module will go through each of the main objectives to be covered during the tour.
CMATS for Adults Module 6 – After the Tour –
This module will go through what needs to accomplished after the tour has been completed.
CMATS Module 7 – Measuring & Evaluating Impact –
In this module, you will wrap up your understanding of a Cooking Matters at the Store tour
Observe a Cooking Matters at the Store for Adults tour, if possible.
If you have signed up to volunteer with an upcoming CMATS event, there will be scheduled days to observe a CMATS tour. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, our CMATS Coordinator to find out more about upcoming tours in your area.
Study your facilitator guide.
Finally, you will need to study your facilitator guide. The facilitator guide is an invaluable resource, so we suggest becoming very familiar with its content well before conducting your first tour. If you do not yet have a facilitator guide, you can place an order with IFFS.
Complete the brief Facilitator Intake Survey. This survey will take two to five minutes to complete.
Proceed to CMATS Planning and Implementation for more resources on planning your first tour!
CMATS Tricky Questions Set – Practice potential questions asked by Cooking Matters at the Store participants to prepare for your upcoming tour.
View Step 3: Downloadable Forms and Templates regarding tour reporting requirements as well as survey training found here
You are now registered and trained as a Cooking Matters at the Store Tour Facilitator. Your contact information has been added to our database. If you have any additional questions about Cooking Matters at the Store, please email Elizabeth.Weeks@FoodShuttle.org.