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Food Bank Northern Nevada Community Nutrition Endowment Teaches Good Habits

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s commitment to ending hunger in our region includes a belief that knowledge is power for the families in need that we serve. Nutrition education programs at the Food Bank teach adults and children about nutritious food choices, simple food preparation, safe food handling, getting the most nutrition with a limited food budget, and increasing physical activity for healthy living.

Launched by the Fuzell-Casey Family with a generous $25,000 gift, the Community Nutrition Education Endowment supports the Food Bank’s nutrition education efforts. By supporting the Community Nutrition Education Endowment, you give a gift of perpetuity that provides families in need with valuable knowledge and skills as provided by the Food Bank programs below.

Food Bank Programs

Smart Shopper

Smart Shopper is a series of classes that promotes a healthy lifestyle on a budget. Each session consists of 7, hour and a half long classes. Each class incorporates discussions, activities, food tastings, and time to be physically active. Classes are hosted by neighborhood schools where many families have been identified to be SNAP-eligible.

Seniors Eating Well

Seniors Eating Well is a series of classes that aims to improve the health, nutrition knowledge, and behaviors of older adults. It focuses specifically on reducing sodium intake, increasing healthy fats, healthy snacking, preparing fruits, vegetables & whole grains, reading nutrition labels, and physical activity. Each session consists of 8, one-hour classes on a specific topic.

Nutrition on Wheels

Nutrition on Wheels brings nutrition tips, recipes, and food samples directly to clients at Mobile Pantry. The lessons are centered around healthy options that work on a budget and practical examples of how to make positive food choices.

Healthy Pantry Initiative

Healthy Pantry Initiative is nutrition education information delivered to families and individuals who seek emergency food assistance at Food Bank partner food pantries. Partner Agencies may choose to become “healthy pantries” and support environmental changes to their pantries to make the healthiest food choices the easiest choice for pantry users. Food Bank staff provides nutrition training to food pantry staff and volunteers.

The Community Nutrition Education Endowment is managed by the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada. For more information about what your gift will accomplish, contact the Food Bank Development Director at 775-331-3663.