The Senator Walter Rand Institute (WRI) conducted an evaluation of the Food Bank of South Jersey’s (FBSJ) Healthy Living Initiative.  The initiative incorporated several cooking courses for children, teens, adults, and families to increase healthy eating behaviors and cooking skills in South Jersey.  WRI provided an assessment of the relevance, effectiveness, impact, and sustainability of the courses along with recommendations that will enable FBSJ in effective planning, programming, and implementation of future courses.  Through focus groups with past participants and surveys administered to randomly sampled participants that have completed the courses, as well as a comparison sample of non-participating families who are served by the FBSJ, WRI focused on the program’s impact in terms of the skills learned which include healthy cooking, label reading, and mindful shopping, the retention of nutrition concepts and healthy behaviors over time. Recommendations were offered as appropriate pertaining to the relevance and sustainability of the courses.