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All of our classes are available free of charge
to other non-profit organizations (minimum of 8 participants).

SOW HEALTHY – 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 Sow Healthy 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 7 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!

Diabetes Class Schedule 2020How to Sign up Instructions!

Tuesday 12:30-1:30PM (English)

Class Code: VivaTues

Martes 12:30-1:30PM (Español)

Class Code: VivaMartes

Wednesday 10:00AM-11:00AM (English)

Class Code: VivaWed

Miércoles 10:00AM – 11:00AM (Español)

Class Code: VivaMier

Thursday 5:30PM – 6:30PM (English)

Class Code: VivaThurs

Jueves 5:30PM – 6:30PM (Español)

Class Code: VivaJueves

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!

CHEF – CULINARY HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM

Rooted in the belief that food is medicine, CHEF is a Culinary Health Education Program that teaches children and families basic nutrition and practical cooking skills, with the long-term goal of motivating individuals and communities to adopt and sustain healthier eating habits.

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

Help your employees achieve their personal health goals with education classes taught by nutrition, physical activity professionals, and certified chefs.

Our workplace wellness program has a variety of interactive education options to bring to your organization. Choose between onsite nutrition and fitness presentations given by our dietitians/nutritionists, or physical activity specialists or Lunch and Learn culinary education, which is available through a sack lunch featuring fresh seasonal produce for each employee and a live culinary demo by a chef.

Don’t forget to add us to your company health fairs; we will provide educational resources like recipes, nutrition handouts, and diet-related chronic disease management tips.

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 jvelasquez@safoodbank.org.

For questions regarding Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Division, please contact:

NUTRITION, HEALTH, AND WELLNESS DIVISION
210.431.8330
nutrition@safoodbank.org