We are committed to helping people in our community learn about nutritious food choices and how to stay healthy on a limited food budget.

Nutrition Education

Program Overview

The Food Bank’s commitment to ending hunger in our region includes a belief that knowledge is power for the families in need that we serve.  The Nutrition Education program at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada teaches 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.

Smart Shopper
Smart Shopper is a series of classes offered by the Food Bank of Northern Nevada 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 offered by the Food Bank of Northern Nevada 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 that is delivered to families and individuals who seek emergency food assistance at food pantry partners of FBNN. 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. FBNN staff provides nutrition training to food pantry staff and volunteers