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
|Friday January 3rd||Balanced Diet for a Healthy Weight Workshop||Gandara Center 33 Arch St Springfield||1-2pm|
|Monday January 6th||Balanced Diet for a Healthy Weight Workshop||The American Inn for Retirement Living 1 Saw Mill Park # 1 Southwick||2:30-4pm|
|Friday January 10th||Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention||GVNA Healthcare 489 Bernardston Rd Suite 207 Greenfield||10-11am|
|Tuesday January 14th||Cooking for 1 or 2 Workshop||Highland House 250 Oak Grove Ave Springfield||1-2pm|
|Wednesday January 15th||Food Sampling||Neighbors Helping Neighbors 30 Carew St. South Hadley||12:30-3pm|
|Thursday January 16th||Shopping on a Budget Workshop||Emerson Manor 114 Emerson Rd Longmeadow||10:30-11:30am|
|Wednesday January 22nd||Cooking for 1 or 2 Workshop||Falcon Knoll 28 Miles Morgan Ct Wilbraham||1-2pm|
|Thursday January 23rd||Diabetes Prevention and Management Workshop||Independence House 1475 Roosevelt Avenue Springfield||12-1pm|
|Friday January 24th||Cooking for 1 or 2 Workshop||Hadley Council on Aging 120 Russell Street Hadley||12:30-2pm|
|Wednesday January 29th||Food Sampling||St. Joseph’s Pantry 414 North St Pittsfield||9-10am|