Nutrition Education

The purpose of the East Texas Food Bank’s Nutrition Education Program is obesity and chronic disease prevention. The program offers nutrition education to low-income community members by partnering with community organizations and social service agencies serving limited-resource clients. The program also offers nutrition education through direct education classes, the Healthy Pantry Program and Partners in Health.

Direct Education


Provides nutrition education to children, adults and seniors through nutrition sessions, grocery store tours and Share Our Strength Cooking Matters classes for individuals and families.

Healthy Pantry Program

Healthy Pantry Program

Aims to make “the healthy choice the easy choice,” for clients by using marketing strategies to provide nutrition education in the food pantry setting.

Partners in Health

in Health

Engages clinic and healthcare systems in screening for food insecurity and onsite emergency food box distributions. Provides healthy food access and education to improve health outcomes.



Find fun, healthy and nutritious recipes to cook with your family for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

My Plate


Learn how to build a healthier diet, tools for assessment and much more with these MyPlate resources.

Interested in volunteering with the Nutrition Education Program?

Fill out a Nutrition Education Volunteer Application today!

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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, disability, age, 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:

(1)    mail:        U.S. Department of Agriculture

                        Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                        1400 Independence Avenue, SW

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.