The focus of the Nutrition Education program is:
- Health promotion (helping people to establish healthy eating habits and active lifestyle)
- Disease Prevention (helping people who have or may develop risk factors for chronic disease prevent or postpone the onset of disease by establishing more active lifestyles and healthier eating habits).
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.
Nutrition for Parents of Younger Children
This helps parents raise healthy eaters and prevent common inadequate nutrition related health problems such as obesity.
Healthy Cooking & Gardening Curriculum in 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.
Get Fit Food Bank
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.