Growing Healthy Futures
Healthy communities start here! We strive to provide healthy, nutrient-dense food options, and to make nutritious food accessible to everyone in our community. Our educational programs include nutrition education for kids and families, healthy recipes and cooking classes, grocery store tours, and more.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, many of our Health & Nutrition
initiatives are on hold or have gone virtual.
Healthy Heroes Nutrition Program
Healthy Heroes is a virtual nutrition program for grades K-8. We work with the University of Arizona to teach kids nutrition basics through an online platform that can be applied in their own kitchens with their families.
Cooking Matters at the Store
Cooking Matters at the Store is a guided grocery store program. Local parents visit grocery stores with a trained facilitator, where they learn to shop for affordable produce, identify whole grains, read nutrition labels, and compare unit prices to make the best choices for their families.
Our Health & Nutrition team is always finding ways to fit nutrition education into our food distributions, from cooking demonstrations at school pantries to sharing healthy recipe cards and other resources in our emergency food boxes. Our team has also developed a nutrition policy and regularly evaluates the nutrition profile of the food we distribute.