Archive for the 'Nutrition' Category

April 10, 2017

Hunger + Health: Health and Nutrition Resources

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Are you interested in learning more about hunger and health? Would you like to share resources or implement changes that promote healthy behaviors for clients?

Visit Hunger + Health. This resourceful website highlights health-related work centered around food insecurity that is happening across the country through the Feeding America network.

Below are a few resources you may find useful. You can also find toolkits, research and other relevant information at Hunger + Health.

Nudges

Nudges, or environmental cues such as signage, colors, packaging and product placement, have been identified as factors that influence what people choose. Learn how to implement nudges at your agency to promote fresh fruits and vegetables, hard-to-move items and to make the healthy choice, the easy choice for your clients.   

Video: Nutrition and Health Strategy “Nudges”

The Power of Nudges: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice in Food Pantries

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April 10, 2017

Plantain Waffle Recipe

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Healthy, quick , and delicious! This Plantain Waffle recipe is sure to become a fast favorite. Now we have an easy step by step video showing how YOU can whip up plantain waffles that are just as delicious as Chef Terah’s.

 

April 10, 2017

On the Move With Chef Terah

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

On a weekly basis, you can find Chef Terah Barrios, Nutrition Educator at Second Harvest, at one of our many partner feeding programs. Chef Terah takes nutrition and cooking education out to the community where hungry families are being served.

What kind of work are you doing with the partner feeding programs?
I get the opportunity to work with families, single adults, seniors and just about anyone who is served through our partner feeding programs. I take nutrition and cooking education to clients while food is being distributed in their communities. I often share recipes utilizing fresh produce or items that Second Harvest has in abundance. Along with the recipe, I give clients a sample that they can taste.

Many of the clients served have diet-related health issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. For this reason, I also share diet-related health information. I get to personally speak with many individuals while they wait for food. I hear their stories, their challenges and even their successes as many of them are returning for food.

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March 13, 2017

A New Kids Café Opens its Doors in Brevard County

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Early this month The Cocoa PAL community center began serving nutritious afternoon meals to children and youth through Second Harvest’s Kids Cafe After School Meal Program.

 

As part of our strategic expansion, Cocoa PAL joins Club Esteem in Melbourne, becoming the second Kids Cafe in the county.

 

PAL is a youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth.

 

The Kids Cafe program provides nutritious, USDA meal pattern compliant meals to youngsters in under-served communities. Meals are served in the late afternoon and are intended to supplement school lunches as well as to enhance community centers that have ongoing enrichment activities.

 

Second Harvest partners with 26 locations in four counties to feed over 2,000 kids every weekday from Monday through Friday.

 

That’s enough kids to fill the Amway Center twice each month!

 

Special thanks to Delores McLaughlin, Director of Alliance for Neighborhood Restoration for her hard work and persistence in making this happen.

 

You can learn more about Cocoa PAL here:

https://www.facebook.com/cocoapal/about/

 

To learn more about our Kids Cafe Program, follow this link:

http://www.feedhopenow.org/site/PageServer?pagename=how_kids_cafe