GARDEN COOKS – FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN
The goal of the curriculum is to put children in contact with real foods by learning how to grow fruits and vegetables and cooking fun, friendly and delicious recipes. Children learn about the nutritional value of real foods, the origin of foods and diverse food cultures. Through hands-on basic cooking and gardening skills they gain the understanding of the positive impact of healthy foods on health. The Food IQ Garden Cooks curriculum consists of series of ten lessons, alternating healthy cooking and gardening and the hands-on construction and maintenance of a school garden. The comprehensive curriculum is taught by food, nutrition and gardening professionals. Contact us to bring this initiative to your school.
VIVA BIEN! LIVE WELL WITH DIABETES – FOR ADULTS
This free, bilingual diabetes lifestyle education initiative is a series of 9 weekly sessions with hands-on culinary demonstrations and a variety of nutrition, healthy cooking, exercise and gardening topics to better manage or prevent diabetes. The series is taught by registered dietitians and other highly qualified food, nutrition, physical activity and gardening professionals. Register to start today and bring your spouse, a friend or other family members along!
RAISING A HEALTHY EATER – FOR PARENTS OF YOUNGER CHILDREN
Have a picky eater? Want to be a role model for healthy eating? Raising a Healthy Eater is an initiative to teach parents of younger children how to foster a healthy lifestyle for their children and family. The presentations focus on nutrition during crucial stages of the life cycle from pregnancy, through breastfeeding, infancy, and early childhood. Learn tips and tricks on how to engage children to eat healthier. Contact us today to bring this educational opportunity to your organization!
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – ALL AGE GROUPS
Physical activity and nutrition go hand in hand, especially when it comes to chronic disease prevention or management. Our physical activity specialists work within the community to educate all ages on how they can add physical activity into their daily lives. Regular physical activity can keep you at a healthy weight, increase your energy levels, and increase functionality and balance in your daily life!
CULINARY DEMOS – FOR ALL AGE GROUPS
We can bring live, interactive food demonstrations presenting delicious, budget-friendly, seasonal recipes. Recipes are diabetic friendly, heart healthy and focus on food culture and traditions. All culinary demonstrations are taught by certified chefs and nutrition professionals.
WELLNESS FOR CORPORATIONS – FOR BUSINESSES
This three-phase educational series is offered in partnership with the Wellness Coalition of San Antonio, under the YMCA. Each phase offers classes catered to workplace programs with the goal of enacting personal change and creating a healthier lifestyle.
URBAN GARDENING – ALL AGE GROUPS
The Urban Gardening initiative teaches the basics of sustainable urban gardening at schools, community centers, health facilities and more. Our curriculum emphasizes the health, ecological, economic, and community benefits of gardening. The goal of our urban gardening classes is to bring a community together to improve their physical health, their community health, and to give everyone a sense of self sustainability in a world where food shortages and food desserts have become the growing norm. For more information contact John Velasquez, Farmers Market Manager at 210.431.8341 or email@example.com.
BUILDING HEALTHY TEMPLES (BHT) – FOR FAITH-BASED GROUPS
Building Healthy Temples is a faith-based program derived from the evidence-based Body and Soul Program that aims to increase healthy eating and physical activity within the congregation. UTSA partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank’s Nutrition, Health & Wellness team to design the Healthy Cooking Curriculum to prevent obesity, cancer and other chronic diseases. Our nutritionists train the leaders of their congregations through nine comprehensive modules. In turn, these leaders train their congregation with the support of our nutrition team. If your church is interested in Building a Healthy Temple please contact Andrea Price, SAFB Nutritionist at 210.431.8347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The San Antonio Food Bank will continue supporting churches through the Farm to Church Initiative which will allow congregation members to access locally grown produce from the San Antonio Food Bank farm and other local farmers. If your church is interested in this initiative please contact Andrea Price, SAFB Nutritionist at 210.431.8347 or email@example.com.