ETFB’s Direct Education Program provides nutrition education to children, adults and seniors through nutrition and cooking classes. Topics covered in direct education classes include healthy eating on a budget, food safety, meal planning, cooking, physical activity and more. Classes almost always include food demonstrations and/or hands on food preparation and are available in English and Spanish.
The East Texas Food Bank’s One-Time Nutrition Sessions are customizable to the needs of the clients served in our local organizations. The nutrition topic can be requested by the organization and sessions can be between 30 minutes to 2 hours.
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Grocery Store Tours
Cooking Matters at the Store for Adults is a guided grocery store tour that teaches low-income adults how to get the most nutrition for their food dollars. The tour includes a $10 Challenge, an activity where participants use the skills they’ve just learned to buy a healthy meal for a family of four, for under $10. Participants take home a booklet with recipes and shopping tips, a reusable grocery bag, and $10 worth of healthy groceries.
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Our MyPlate Program for Kids offers nutrition education to children during the school day, afterschool or during the summer. Each lesson includes a nutrition topic, game and a snack to encourage healthy choices.
Our Cooking Matters for Adults Program is a 6-week course focused on preparing and shopping for healthy meals on a limited budget. Each class includes a nutrition lesson, cooking and food safety lesson and hands-on preparation of a meal. Each week, the class participants are a sent home all the ingredients to make whatever recipe was made in class as a risk-free way to try healthy foods. The course also includes a grocery store tour, where participants are able to put into practice concepts they have learned from the course.
For more information, visit cookingmatters.org.
Our Cooking Matters for Families Program is a 6-week program that brings school-aged children and their families together to learn about healthy eating, planning meals as a family, and working together in the kitchen. Each class includes a nutrition lesson, cooking and food safety lesson and hands-on preparation of a meal. Each week, the class participants are a sent home all the ingredients to make whatever recipe was made in class as a risk-free way to try healthy foods.
Additional series programs targeted at specific populations (parents, seniors, etc.) are available upon request.
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The East Texas Food Bank’s Nutrition Education Program also partners with local organizations to distribute nutrition education handouts and healthy recipes.
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