Attend the Class
Nudging to Health: Promoting Healthy Choices at the Food Shelf is a class for volunteers and staff at food shelves. The class instructs participants about basic nutrition principles and nudging techniques.
Participants who attend this class will:
- Gain a better understanding of basic nutrition and what constitutes healthy food choices, using the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) MyPlate guidelines. The idea is to pass on this knowledge to food shelf clients.
- Learn and practice simple nudging techniques they can then use to encourage clients at their food shelves to make healthier food choices.
Space and Time Requirements
This class is 90 minutes long. The session can be adapted to meet the learning needs of participants, and to fit the space and time needs of the partnering agency.
Nudging to Health: Promoting Healthy Choices at the Food Shelf was developed by staff and educators with University of Minnesota Extension. Class content is based on the USDA’s MyPlate guidelines and the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement at Cornell University.
The class is taught at locations throughout Minnesota by SNAP-Ed educators with the U of M Extension Center for Family Development. SNAP-Ed educators partner with food shelves to offer the class. Each partnering program receive a complimentary copy of the Food Shelf Resource Book, which contains easy-to-use food cards, food information sheets, produce freezing and storage guidelines, and recipes using commonly found foods at a food shelf.
To find out more about this program or explore the possibilities of this program being offered at your agency, contact the SNAP-Ed Team.
Food Shelf Resource Book — Access the resources provided in the Nudging to Health: Promoting Healthy Choices at Your Food Shelf class, including the food cards and information sheets, produce freezing and storage guidelines, and food shelf recipes.
SNAP-Ed Educational Offerings — Find all of the educational offerings that SNAP-Ed team members deliver throughout the state.
Building better food shelves — Training, print materials, videos, and more for food shelf directors, volunteers and others working to improve healthy food access.
Healthy Food Shelf Transformations — This SNAP-Ed-funded project aims to transform hunger relief in Minnesota to be more healthful, equitable, and reliable.