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!
Partnership with Feeding Minds
The Feeding Minds program brings food pantries to school grounds, providing easy access to healthy groceries for families in need. Families experiencing food insecurity are more exposed to nutritional deficiencies and diet-related disease. Educating families about nutrient-dense food is an important factor in reducing these issues.
Our Nutrition Education team holds classes at school pantries before distribution. Classes consist of 2 15-minute lessons on Healthy Eating and Food Safety. Feeding Minds also uses food demonstrations as a tool to give parents practical ways to prepare food they choose from the pantry. Recipes supplement the demonstration and are accessible at the school pantries.