Archive for the 'Nutrition' CategoryApril 10, 2017
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, 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.
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.
March 13, 2017
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:
To learn more about our Kids Cafe Program, follow this link:
February 7, 2017
As a food bank, we are preparing ourselves to work with others in the community who want to make an impact on community health. Along with providing nutrition education, we will distribute as much nutrient-rich food as possible into the communities we serve. With the help of our partner agency network, we distributed 18 million pounds of fresh produce in the last year alone.
We’ve recently compiled a list of shelf-stable items that can be ordered through our Power Purchase (PUR) program. These items align with Feeding America’s Foods to Encourage (F2E) framework. The F2E framework supports USDA’s MyPlate recommendations for consuming more fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products.
When making your order, we encourage you to select more of these items to promote better health for the clients you serve. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact our Nutrition Manager at email@example.com.