The focus of the Nutrition Education program is:
The Nutrition Education Program 5 Core Elements
1) Nutrition for All
Targeting children, adults and seniors, the curriculum has 4 core elements according to the USDA guidelines.
2) The Diabetes Lifestyle Education
This initiative maximizes nutrition messages from the Healthy Eating Pyramid. It emphasizes healthy cooking, food label reading and understanding of a healthy plate in each meal.
3) Nutrition for Parents of Younger Children
This helps parents raise healthy eaters and prevent common inadequate nutrition related health problems such as obesity.
4) Healthy Cooking & Gardening Curriculum at KIPP Schools and other Charter Schools
The purpose of the Healthy Cooking and Gardening Curriculums is to connect children (5th and 6th graders) to healthy foods though basic cooking and gardening skills to help them establish healthier lifestyle habits. At the same time, their families receive nutritious foods from the SAFB Mobile Pantry distributions on a monthly or bimonthly basis.
5) Get Fit SAFB
This helps the SAFB employees make better lifestyle choices.
We emphasize the core Dietary Quality and address it in a comprehensive and fun manner to appeal to groups of all ages. We promote "hands on" nutrition activities. We are interested in effort directed to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables in different population, especially the young. In the same manner we do interventions and activities that promote healthy weight through a balance of healthy eating and active living.
Coordination and Collaboration
The likelihood of nutrition education messages successfully changing behaviors is increased when multiple channels (your agency and us) deliver consistent and repeated messages.
Definition of Core Elements
Classes are short and are always presented with a cooking demonstration in which students are encouraged to participate actively.
Nutritious & Delicious Recipes from our Nutrition Staff