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TOGETHER, We Are Feeding Health

Why Nutrition Services?
We know that when household resources are limited, quantity often trumps quality when it comes to choosing what foods to buy. We also know that people experiencing food insecurity are disproportionately affected by diet-related diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

Recognizing that food insecurity is a real and significant public health concern, our goal is to do more than simply provide calories.

Together, we are committed to:

  • Partnering with farmers, grant makers and others to increase access to fresh, healthy foods for our partner network and the people and communities we serve together.

  • Providing grants to our network partners working to build their capacity to transport, store and provide fresh foods and support and encourage healthy food choices.

  • Collaborating with healthcare providers to provide access to healthy food for low-income patients struggling with diet-related health issues.

  • Promoting good nutrition through classes and workshops that build knowledge and skills to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget.

  • Helping potentially eligible community members to access additional resources for purchasing food by training partner network staff and volunteers in Food and Nutrition Service outreach - guiding families through the application process for FNS assistance (known nationwide as SNAP and formerly as food stamps).

For additional information, contact Jane Anderson, RDN, MPH, our Nutrition Services Supervisor, at 336.784.5770 or by email.

 

Nutrition Position Statement
Nutrition Services Programs
Nutrition Education Materials
Food and Nutrition Services Outreach
Best Foods to Donate (PDF)
Second Harvest Food Bank
Food Purchase Program
(PDF)
Healthy Food Bank Hub
Additional Web Resources

Illuminating Intersections:
Hunger and Health

Looking to learn, share or discuss the intersections of food insecurity, nutrition and health? This illustrative video was developed as a tool to be viewed to show the issue of hunger, nutrition and health.
Looking to start a conversation in your community about hunger and health? Feeding America has developed two brief videos and a discussion guide to help you get started.

3-minute version

1-minute version

Discussion guide and toolkit

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