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

Recipes

Search for a variety of recipes that include items commonly distributed by food banks. Many recipes are available in handout form in English or Spanish.

Healthy Recipe Search

 

Nutrition Policy Course

Are the staff and volunteers at your agency interested in learning more about the link between health and hunger, foods to encourage, or how to develop a nutrition policy at your agency?

The University of California, Nutrition Policy Institute developed a FREE course, primarily designed for staff and volunteers of food banks, food pantries, and those who work with them.

Click here to access the 6-week course.

 

We Want to Hear From You

Did you find a great resource? Did you decide to complete the course? Share your ideas or comments about Hunger + Health. Email mconley@feedhopenow.org.





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