Smart from the Start hosted families from across Boston at our Roxbury site for a presentation from Cooking Matters. Nutrition experts came to teach our parents about the importance of healthy eating in children’s development. They learned about strategies for shopping on a budget, nutritional necessities, and healthy recipes. While our Boston parents engaged in the presentation, children took part in “circle time” and also talked about healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables. The children played with a toy kitchen while a healthy, home-cooked meal was prepared by staff. The evening ended with parents and children enjoying food and reflecting on all they learned.