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 MyPlate.” Individuals with skills in nutrition, cooking, food budgeting and food safety help enhance healthy food selections for themselves and their families, thus improving quality of life, stretching limited resources, moving towards self-sufficiency, and reducing risks of developing cardiovascular diseases.
The Southeast Texas Food Bank SNAP-Ed program offers classes for socioeconomic disadvantaged seniors, older and young adults, children, teens, tweens, toddlers, parents, and expectant parents. Our classes revolve around the USDA MyPlate and Healthy Guidelines for Americans. Participants can attend classes or food demonstrations at various sites throughout the counties within the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s service territory (Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Sabine, Tyler, and Polk).
NUTRITION CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
- Make ½ Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables (Adults/Children)
- Make At Least Half Your Grains Whole (Adults/Children)
- Go Lean with Protein (Adults/Children)
- Vary Your Veggies (Adults/Children)
- Focus on Fruits (Adults/Children)
- Eating Right When Money’s Tight (Adults)
- Eat Smart, Live Strong (Seniors Only)
- The Southeast Texas Food Bank also offers child nutrition education classes to schools in some of our most rural counties. The fun, interactive presentation includes useful information for kids on healthy eating, games and prizes, and sometimes even a healthy snack!
To schedule classes, contact our Nutrition Education Specialist, Twana Wilson at email@example.com or 409-839-8777 ext. 105
**Don’t see a class that fits your needs? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and get a class customized to your needs!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WELLNESS AND RECIPES:
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Funding is provided in part by USDA SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education).
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