The science of nutrition is clear: good eating habits can have positive effects on health and wellbeing. Good nutrition has often been linked to lower blood pressure, lower risk for diabetes and heart disease, longer life expectancy, and improved academic performance. Committed to improving the lives of our neighbors and building a healthier Tampa Bay, our nutrition education programs focus on diet, cooking, and shopping tips!
Eat Healthy, Shop Smart
Kickstart your health with Florida Nutrition Education courses! This program is designed to help families and individuals make healthy choices, as well as maximize SNAP dollars. Get started today and say hello to a healthier you!
Featured Recipe of the Month
Check out our easy Zucchini Bread recipe below or find all recipes on our YouTube page.
Nutrition and Chronic Disease: The Right Foods for You
Healthy food choices can have powerful effects, especially for those suffering from diet-related illness. Reference the guides below to find nutritious tips designed to improve your wellbeing.
Diabetes or Uncontrolled Sugar Levels
A diet rich in high fiber vegetables and fruits as well as grains and lean proteins can help with the management of sugar levels.
Hypertension or High Blood Pressure
A diet with limited processed foods and higher amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins are key to managing high blood pressure.
Maximize your SNAP Dollars
Use Fresh Access Bucks at a participating local farmer’s market and double the purchasing power of your SNAP benefits.
Groceries on the Go
Buy groceries on the go at our mobile grocery store and use SNAP dollars to buy more produce.
Nutrition nudges are a simple and effective way to encourage individuals to adopt healthier eating habits without limiting their choices or autonomy. They focus on subtle modifications to the food environment, making it easier and more appealing for people to make healthier choices. They can be used in various settings, such as homes, schools, workplaces, restaurants, and grocery stores.
We are currently updating a set of nutrition nudge tools and techniques which will be added to this page in the coming months.