Community Nutrition and Health Education

The Southeast Texas Food Bank is offering nutrition education classes to all age groups. In the class, our Nutrition Education Specialist makes a presentation and classes may be accompanied by a food demonstration and tasting.

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 residents of Southeast Texas. 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).

Mission Statement: Helping fight hunger and food insecurity in Southeast Texas through nutrition education that improves encounters with food.

The Nutrition Department of Southeast Texas Food Bank provides many services to our community:

  • Nutrition Education classes with our Nutrition Educator for those who are low income (at community centers, churches, apartment sites, agency partners, etc.)
  • Healthy Cooking Demonstrations and tastings.
  • School Assemblies for all ages.
  • Nutrition-oriented Speaking Engagements.
  • Healthy Kids classes (including after-school programs and summer feeding programs.)
  • Healthy Senior Nutrition classes with our Nutrition Educator that include cooking demos for the low income senior, tastings, and even physical activity catered to seniors.

For more information, contact our Nutrition Education Department at 409.839.8777 ext.124 or ext. 128. 

To fill out Nutrition Event Application, scroll down.

Nutrition Event Application

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    Please note that the Southeast Texas Food Bank is here to serve the low to no income people of Jefferson, Hardin, Newton, Jasper, Tyler, Polk, Orange, and Sabine counties. It is our state mandate to cater to this population, but we take all applications into consideration. The contact coordinator is responsible for getting the estimated amount of people to the event. All events require a minimum of five participants. We request all applications be turned in at least 30 days BEFORE the event.

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling, (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.
The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

(1) mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410


(2) fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442;


(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Declaración de No Discriminación del USDA

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en linea en:, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

(1) correo:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410


(2) fax:

(833)256-1665 0 (202) 690-7442


(3) correo electrónico:

Esta entidad es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Did you know that a $10 donation can provide up to 30 meals for desperate people in your community? By making a donation, you are helping to ensure that hungry children in Southeast Texas are adequately nourished, that none of our senior citizens are forced to chose between medicine and food, and that every family facing a crisis can at least have the assurance of food on the table.

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