Provide nutrition education and physical activity classes including shopping store tours, food demonstrations and cooking classes for low income schools, childcare centers, community centers, housing sites, elder centers, and other SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) eligible locations.
Nutrition Education Classes
-These sessions can either be provided as a single session class or as a series of classes and cover many nutrition topics from how to read food labels, using MyPlate for a healthy diet, how to choose and include more fruits and vegetables into your diet, and how to save money at the grocery store. The classes are designed for a variety of age groups from 3 to 103.
Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion
-Support and provide training and technical assistance to low income schools, childcare sites and communities to help create environments and/or policies to promote healthy eating and physical activity.
– In collaboration with Cooking Matters and Good Shepherd Food Bank we offer cooking classes for kids, teens, adults and families. These classes are typically 4-6 sessions and last about two hours each. Participants get to bring home a bag of groceries to make at least one of the recipes made in class.
Shopping Store Tours
– In collaboration with Hannaford, Cooking Matters and Good Shepherd Food Bank we offer shopping store tours highlighting how to shop using the Choose MyPlate as a guide to plan and prepare healthy meals. Unit pricing, reading food labels and tips for planning and preparing meals are included on the tour. In addition, participants get a ten dollar gift card to use in the store at the end of the tour.