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.119. 

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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Standard USDA Statement of Non-Discrimination

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


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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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