Nutrition Education is partially funded by USDA SNAP-Education to deliver no cost, quality nutrition education through lecture, hands on cooking classes, and games for children to adults who are on SNAP or SNAP eligible.  Classes are scheduled during the school day for children or after school.  Adult classes can be hosted by any group consisting of 6 or more participants.   
OrganWise Guys curriculum is fun and interactive for grade school children (1st – 5th grade) and includes:
·         MyPlate “OrganWise Guys” Style
·         Pepto’s Place Where Every Serving Size is OrganWise
·         Smart from the Inside Out      
·         Basic Training for Better Health           
·         Undercover Health Agents      
·         The Healthy Heart Challenge
 
Nourish curriculum is perfect for middle school and high school students who wish to learn more about how they affect the food environment through their choices:
Cooking Matters gets hands-on with healthy recipe selection, preparing and cooking; suitable for adults and kids.  The 6-week course covers:
·         Week One: Let’s Get Cooking
·         Week Two: Choosing Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains
·         Week Three: Healthy Starts at Home
·         Week Four: The Power of Planning
·         Week Five: Shopping Smart
·         Week Six: Recipe for Success
If you would like us at your school, or can host an adult class please contact nutrition education manager Kate Hilliard, MS, RD, LD, CDE at (361) 887-6291 or email khilliard@feedingamerica.org
 
Just to give you an idea of what the Food Bank of Corpus Christi’s Nutrition Education Department does for our community, please check out this video from an intern (Katie Reines) who  recently helped one of our area kiddos learn how to make a ‘kale salad.’ Delicious and Nutritious! Way to go team food bank.
 

 
Feeding America Nutrition Education links:
The Healthy Food Bank Hub – http://healthyfoodbankhub.feedingamerica.org
 
What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl – http://www.whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/

Nutrition Education Program

Vision Statement

Our vision is to have a healthy community, free from obesity, Type II Diabetes and all diet-related diseases.

Mission Statement

The mission of the nutrition education program at the Food Bank of Corpus Christ is to inspire change in food choices and behaviors of children and adults so they can live healthier lives. We emphasize a lifestyle rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, water and daily exercise. We strive to collaborate with other community partners for the same goal, and make sure everyone has access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Core Values

We value compassion, collaboration, inspiration, integrity and creativity for our work and our vision of this community.

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