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Provide Practical Information
Sally Dover and Kelly Kunkel, Extension Educators — Health and Nutrition
Revised December 2014 by Kelly Kunkel, Extension Educator — Health and Nutrition.
Strive to provide simple, practical information on which foods are healthy and how to prepare them.
What You Can Do Today
- Review these handouts with tips about healthy food choices and preparation, and then choose one or two to distribute to your clients: Cooking Matters in Your Food Pantry (pp. 53-69)
- Review these free printable materials about healthy food choices and choose one or two to distribute: Choose MyPlate Printable Materials & Ordering
How Extension Can Help
Connect with a SNAP-Ed educator or an EFNEP coordinator to host a series of classes on healthy eating on a budget.
Find out more about promoting healthy eating at food shelves:
- Identify Healthy Food
- Source Healthy Food
- Work with Local Growers
- Ensure Safety of Healthy Food
- Store Healthy Foods Properly
- Work with Limited Storage Space
- Drive Selection of Healthy Foods
- Find Healthy Recipes
- Enlist Volunteers' Help
- Include Healthy Foods in Your Backpack Program
- Do Cooking Demonstrations
- Develop a Healthy Food Policy
- Fund Your Healthy Eating Initiatives
Download the complete document: Promoting Healthy Eating at Food Shelves (PDF).
Food Shelf Resource Book (PDF) — Review this resource book for handouts about food categories, specific foods, and recipes that can be used in your food shelf.
Food Preparation — How to use kitchen equipment, prepare produce, cook legumes, and more.