Nutrition Education

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!

Nutrition Education

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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!

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Featured Recipe of the Month

Check out our easy Zucchini Bread recipe below or find all recipes on our YouTube page.

What's in Season

These nutrient rich foods can enhance your diet and your health - not to mention seasonal foods are also more affordable at the grocery store since they are in high supply!

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.

Recipes and tips

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.

Recipes and tips

Buy more fruits and veggies with SNAP

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Maximize your SNAP Dollars

Farmers Markets

Use Fresh Access Bucks at a participating local farmer’s market and double the purchasing power of your SNAP benefits.

Find Fresh Access Bucks sites in your area

Groceries on the Go

Buy groceries on the go at our mobile grocery store and use SNAP dollars to buy more produce.

Find a Groceries on the Go site

Nutrition Nudges

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.

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