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Promoting Healthy Eating at Food Shelves

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Identify Healthy Food

Sally Dover and Kelly Kunkel, Extension Educators — Health and Nutrition

Revised December 2014 by Kelly Kunkel, Extension Educator — Health and Nutrition.

You can identify "healthy foods" in all five food groups — look for options that are lower in added sugar, sodium, and saturated fat. Visit for a review of the five food groups.

What You Can Do Today

Tips for Success

How Extension Can Help

Connect with a SNAP-Ed educator to train food shelf volunteers on MyPlate to assist in the identification of healthy foods: SNAP-Education (SNAP-Ed).

Related resources

Ethnic Foods: What to SourceThe Food Group — Learn more about culturally-specific foods that are stapes in specific cultural/ethnic households across the Twin Cities metro.

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