Healthy Living programs include an initiative to support parent leadership and engagement in schools. Parents are involved in a range of activities to create school cultures where the healthy choice is easy choice for students. Eight mountain-area Jefferson County and Park County schools participate. Cooking Matters is a national model of courses designed to teach people how to cook healthy meals on a budget. Several courses are held at Mountain Resource Center each year. Other programs for children, or children and parents, offer age-appropriate nutrition education and fun physical activity, and are available at Mountain Resource Center or in local schools.