Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline® is a groundbreaking nutrition education program that connects families with food by teaching families how to prepare healthy, tasty, low-cost meals.

Professional chefs and nutritionists volunteer their time and expertise to lead hands-on courses that show adults, teens and kids how to get the most nutrition out of a limited budget.

Operation Frontline has provided nutrition education in 17 cities nationwide. Operation Frontline is managed in each city locally. In Chicago, Near North Health Service Corporation has been providing Operation Frontline since 1993.

Come Cook With Us! Operation Frontline offers six different classes that teach about cooking healthy foods and show cooking can be fun, affordable, delicious and good for your health and the health of your family. Classes are four to six weeks long and taught by Operation Frontline chef and nutrition instructors. The classes include:

• Eating Right for adults
• Eating Well for persons living with HIV/AIDS and their caretakers
• Kids Up Front for children ages 8 to 12
• Power of Eating Right for teens
• Side by Side for parents and children together
• Step Up to Eating Right for teen parents
Operation Frontline also has a money management curriculum, Saving Smart, Spending Smart, to help low-income families manage food costs and other expense.