Hunger is not just about lack of food. It’s also about lack of nutritious food. Here at The Food Bank, our dedicated Nutrition department addresses the connection between food and health by leading programs in the community, and educating our neighbors in need so they can make healthier choices. Drawing upon their years of experience, they share their knowledge and improve clients’ health by raising awareness of the foods they eat.
Our Nutrition team regularly leads free workshops throughout the community on basic nutrition and healthy eating. Topics include eating well with diabetes, shopping & cooking on a budget, nutrition for seniors, healthy eating for kids & teens, and many more.
Below is a schedule of upcoming workshops, demos and tastings open to the public. Stop by and learn how you can eat healthier on a budget.
Upcoming Nutrition Events
|Tues. Nov. 5||Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop||Bernardston Senior Center 20 Church St. Bernardston||1 – 2:30 p.m.||no contact|
|Thurs. Nov. 7||Heart Healthy Cooking Demonstration||River Mills Senior Center 5 West Main St. Chicopee||10 – 11:30 a.m.||Casey Conroy 413-534-3698 Ext. 118|
|Tues. Nov. 12||Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop||Hatfield Council on Aging Our Lady of Grace Church 2 School St. Hatfield||11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m.||Geralyn Rodgers|
|Wed. Nov. 13||Healthy Holiday Eating Cooking Demo||Agawam Senior Center 954 Main St. Agawam||10 – 11:30 a.m.||Kristina Lynch 413-821-0605 ext. 5|
|Thurs. Nov. 14||Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop||Mercy Life 200 Hillside Circle West Springfield||1 – 2 p.m.||no contact|
|Fri. Nov. 15||Cooking Demonstration||Northampton Survival Center 265 Prospect St Northampton||11 –1 p.m.||no contact|
|Tues. Nov. 19||Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop||Belchertown Senior Center 60 State St. Belchertown||9:30 – 11 a.m.||no contact|
|Fri. Nov. 22||Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop||The American Inn for Retirement Living 1 Saw Mill Park #1 Southwick||2:30 – 4 p.m.||no contact|