The Southeast Texas Food Bank Snap- Ed program offers classes for the elderly, children, teens, mothers and babies, pregnant mothers, healthy adults, and multi-ethnic groups. Our classes revolve around the USDA Pyramid and Healthy Guidelines for Americans. Participants can attend free classes or food demonstrations at various sites throughout the 8 counties that the Southeast Texas food Bank covers. The goal of SNAP-Ed is to “improve the likelihood that persons eligible for the SNAP/Food Supplemental Program will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid. People with these skills in nutrition, cooking, food budgeting and food safety are better able to provide nutritious food for themselves and their family thus improving health, stretching limited resources, and moving toward self-sufficiency and improved, more secure lives.
The Southeast Texas Food Bank also offers child nutrition education classes to schools in some of our most rural counties. In the class, the intern makes a presentation during the PE classes. The fun, interactive presentation includes useful information for kids on healthy eating, games and prizes, and sometimes even a healthy snack! Apples and peanut butter are always a hit.