Brazos Valley Food Bank's Nutrition Education Program offers free nutrition classes to low-income community members by partnering with organizations and agencies in our community.
Health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease are becoming increasingly common. However, many of these nutrition-related diseases can be prevented by making healthier choices. Balanced nutrition and regular exercise are some of the most powerful ways to positively impact your health.
From July 1, 2021- June 30, 2022 741 individuals were reached through 99 nutrition classes, serving 190 pounds of produce along with education.
Our Nutrition Education program is designed to empower people of all ages to become enthusiastic health advocates for their families and communities!
We offer a variety of nutrition education classes to organizations serving low-income populations in Madison, Robertson, Burleson, Brazos, Washington, and Grimes counties. Our audience ranges from young children to older adults and seniors, and all ages in between. We use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate recommendations to help people make healthy eating choices. We focus on disease prevention and support our clients through the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our classes give people the information and skills they need to make healthy changes. All classes are completely FREE to sites and those in attendance. Here are some of the classes we offer:
Elementary & Middle School Classes
We offer fun, interactive lessons for elementary and middle school, free of charge! Our nutrition educators will come to your school to teach nutrition lessons paired with a physical activity. Click here to learn more.
We offer several types of adult lessons. We can cover popular topics like making healthy changes and time saving techniques, or more specific information like nutrition during pregnancy. Let us know the needs of your program, and we will find a curriculum that works for you. Click here to learn more.
Produce Recipes, Cooking Videos, Educational Handouts, and more! Click here to view.
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USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. For more information about SNAP and how to apply, visit YourTexasBenefits.com.
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