Summer Harvest: MATTER, Cub Help Educate Diabetes Patients

June 06, 2018 09:37 AM

EYEWITNESS NEWS has partnered with MATTER and The Food Group for our annual Summer Harvest for Kids Phone bank on Thursday, June 14.

The two hunger relief organizations will help turn a $25 donation into 50 meals for kids this summer. The organizations also work year-round to generate healthy lifestyles throughout the Twin Cities.

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MATTER is teaming up with Cub Foods to educate diabetes patients about healthy eating habits. The nonprofit is testing out the hands-on class with six metro Cub Foods stores.

"It's really a place where a shopper can learn about how to cook healthy and we can be part of that journey in helping them learn to be healthier in their eating habits," said Brian Numainville with MATTER.

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Cub Foods Pharmacist Lucas Swingley showed 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS how the program works at the Brooklyn Park store.

"(The dietician) brings them around the entire store and shows them food labels and helps them pick out healthy eating options," Swingley said.

The groups pair fresh foods with additional shelf-stable items and recipes provided in a MATTERbox.

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"It's really a great class and tour to help people better understand what diabetes is whether they had diabetes for 30 years or just diagnosed," said Swingley.

If the pilot program is successful, MATTER plans to expand it to more CUB Foods stores.

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