Child Nutrition Engagement Program
recognition of the intimate relationship between a child’s nutrition
and their development, Hays County Food Bank’s Child Nutrition
Engagement Program will aim to fight hunger through dietary and
nutritional awareness. In collaboration with local schools and school
programs targeting children, the Child Nutrition Engagement Program will
employ several different teaching tools to enrich the lives of young
individuals, their families and the communities in which they live.
Food-Wise Cooking Classes
is a nutrition and hands-on cooking class for families, and it includes
both children and adults. This cooking class focuses on the nutrient
value of individual fruits and vegetables in a hands-on environment to
demonstrate how to cook the particular fruits and vegetables being
featured. We use fresh, seasonal items in this class. We also use this
class to teach families how to use the foods they receive from the food
bank in a healthy way. For example, we suggest trying black bean burgers
instead of regular hamburgers. Food-Wise is once a month for our
clients and their families at Chapultepec in San Marcos.
Senior Nutrition & Wellness Program
The Senior Nutrition and Wellness Program engages its participants with interactive lessons about food and budgeting.
Food & Money
Our Food and Money seminar covers how to stretch food resources and get the most out of every shopping trip.
collaboration with volunteers, community-based organizations, and
health care partners, we hold special demonstrations to encourage
clients and the community to take charge of their personal health.