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Types of Programs Available
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Cooking Matters® for Kids

Course Description: Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® for Kids program is a series of six nutrition education classes geared towards children ages 7-12. Children learn about the USDA’s MyPlate dietary guidelines through fun interactive activities and hands-on cooking. Participants prepare food in class and are given ingredients to replicate recipes at home.
Number of Classes Per Course: 6
Maximum Number of Participants: 15 Children
 

Grow It, Try it, Like It

Course Description: Grow It, Try It, Like It is a USDA Team Nutrition-funded nutrition kit designed to introduce new fruits and vegetables to preschool children. Nutrition education sessions include an introduction to MyPlate, the food groups, and physical activity to try with the children. A tasting opportunity is included to reinforce that a fruit or vegetable can be eaten in a variety of ways. A toolkit with additional lessons, activities, and recipes is provided.
Number of Classes Per Course: 1 – 6
Maximum Number of Participants: 50 Children
 

School Assembly

Course Description: Customizable presentation for school assemblies. The program includes a nutrition education presentation, an interactive game or activity, and a food tasting.
Number of Classes Per Course: 1
Maximum Number of Participants: Up to 300 Children
 

Two Bite Club

Course Description: The Two Bite Club program was developed by the Food and Nutrition Service of the USDA and serves to introduce young children to the MyPlate dietary guidelines through interactive activities and food tasting.
Number of Classes Per Course: 1
Maximum Number of Participants: 50 Children
 

A Children’s Taste of African Heritage (ACTOAH)

Course Description: An evidence-based course developed by Oldways, A Children’s Taste of African Heritage is a seven- class cooking course emphasizing the use of fresh produce and whole grains to make traditional African foods. Class participants learn how to easily prepare tasty, yet healthy,recipes and receive ingredients to prepare the recipes at home.

Number of Classes Per Course: 7
Maximum Number of Participants: 15 Children

Cooking Matters® for Teens

Course Description: Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® program is a series of six nutrition education classes geared towards children ages 13-17. Teens learn about the USDA’s MyPlate dietary guidelines through fun interactive activities and hands-on cooking. Participants prepare food in class.
Number of Classes Per Course: 6
Maximum Number of Participants: 15 Teens


Youth Nutrition Outreach Training (YNOT)

Course Description: YNOT is an FBSJ Signature youth training program. Youth ages 13-20 are trained in nutrition education, cooking techniques and public speaking skills. At the completion of training, youth can teach cooking and nutrition in their community and receive a small stipend from FBSJ.
Number of Classes Per Course: 5
Maximum Number of Participants: 20 Youth

Cooking Matters® for Families

Course Description: Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® for Families program is a series of six nutrition education classes for parents and children. Participants learn about the USDA’s MyPlate dietary guidelines and how to use them for healthy eating through interactive activities and hands-on cooking. Participants prepare food in class and are given ingredients to replicate recipes at home.
Number of Classes Per Course: 6
Maximum Number of Participants: 15 Families
 

Cooking Matters® for Parents

Course Description: Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® program is a series of six nutrition education classes geared towards parents. Parents learn about the USDA’s MyPlate dietary guidelines through fun interactive activities and hands-on cooking. Participants prepare food in class and are given ingredients to replicate recipes at home.
Number of Classes Per Course: 6
Maximum Number of Participants: 20 Parents
 

Cooking Matters® at the Store

Course Description: Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® at the Store is a nutrition education session for adults. The class includes a guided tour of a ‘popup’ or portable grocery store while participants learn key objectives of purchasing, storing and using affordable healthy foods.Participants are given a $10 grocery store gift card to purchase healthy foods.
Number of Classes Per Course: 1
Maximum Number of Participants: 20 Adults
 

Cooking Matters® at Home

Course Description: Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters at Home program is the virtual version of Cooking Matters for Families. Eight online lessons are delivered as single sessions addressing Family Meals, Recipes, Food Storage, Kitchen Safety, Snacking, and Kids in the Kitchen.
Number of Classes Per Course: 1
Maximum Number of Participants: 25 Families
 

Healthy for Life

Course Description: American Heart Association’s Healthy for Life workshops are offered as single sessions and educate adults on healthy strategies that aid in the prevention of heart disease. Workshop sessions focus on the role of food in health.
Number of Classes Per Course: 1
Maximum Number of Participants: 25 Adults
 

Eating Well and Diabetes

Course Description: Eating Well and Diabetes is a FBSJ signature course for individuals living with or at risk forType II Diabetes. Participants learn how to create healthier versions of their favorite foods and use healthy alternatives to foods they crave. Participants prepare food in class and are given ingredients to replicate recipes at home.
Number of Classes Per Course: 4
Maximum Number of Participants: 20 Adults
 

A Taste of African Heritage (ATOAH)

Course Description: An evidence-based course developed by Oldways, A Taste of African Heritage is a six- class cooking course emphasizing the use of fresh produce and whole grains to make traditional African foods. Class participants learn how to easily prepare tasty, yet healthy,recipes and receive ingredients to prepare the recipes at home.
Number of Classes Per Course: 6
Maximum Number of Participants: 20 Adults
 

A Taste of Latin American Heritage (ATOLAH)

Course Description: An evidence-based course developed by Oldways, A Taste of Latin American Heritage is a six-class cooking course emphasizing the use of fresh produce and whole grains to make traditional Latin American foods. Class participants learn how to easily prepare tasty, yet healthy, recipes and receive ingredients to prepare the recipes at home.
Number of Classes Per Course: 6
Maximum Number of Participants: 20 Adults

 

Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Course Description: An FBSJ signature nutrition education and hands-on cooking demonstration activity designed to encourage healthy eating habits. Healthier versions of favorite foods are prepared and sampled. Designed for a closed audience of 10 or more. Not available for large audience events like resource fairs or other tabling events.
Number of Classes Per Course: 1
Maximum Number of Participants: 10 Individuals Minimum
 

Food and Finance

Course Description: Food and Finance is an FBSJ signature course for adults. In three sessions, participants learn how to select and purchase healthier food choices while on a budget, plan healthy meals and manage food expenses. The final session of the course is a trip to the grocery store where participants can practice what they have learned with a $50 gift card.
Number of Classes Per Course: 3
Maximum Number of Participants: 20 Adults
 

Healthy Baking

Course Description: Healthy Baking is an FBSJ signature and customizable nutrition education course for youth and adults. Participants learn about the USDA’s MyPlate dietary guidelines and how to use them to make healthier versions of their favorite baked dishes. Participants learn through interactive activities and hands-on food preparation.
Number of Classes Per Course: 3
Maximum Number of Participants: 20 Youth or Adults
 

Prevent T2

Course Description: An evidence-based curriculum from the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program that teaches healthy lifestyle strategies to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It is a 12-month program that consists of six months of weekly sessions followed by six months of bimonthly and monthly sessions. Each session is led by nationally certified instructors and lasts about an hour.
Number of Classes Per Course: 26
Maximum Number of Participants: 25 – 50 Adults
HOST A HEALTH & WELLNESS COURSE OR ACTIVITY!

If you are interested in hosting a Health and Wellness course or activity at your site, complete a Site Activity Application below. For more information about the Health and Wellness program, please call 856-662-4884 or email healthwellness@foodbanksj.org.

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