Presentation on theme: "Nutrition Education The Nuts and Bolts Ann Svendsen-Sanchez Director Outreach Services."— Presentation transcript:
Nutrition Education The Nuts and Bolts Ann Svendsen-Sanchez Director Outreach Services
What Our Clients Want Study done by Baylor College of Medicine with sample of agencies showed us that: 1) Clients want to know what to eat and how to prepare it (face-to-face classes with food demonstrations) 2) Printed nutrition brochures/fliers for food sacks/box (in both Spanish and English)
What HFB Can Do Present 5-part series free of charge or special one time classes as needed Provide copies of recipes or nutrition education materials for a distribution with a weeks notice Provide nutrition education/demo at a distribution with 2 week notice
With Little Time or Staff Utilize your line up time Utilize your sign up/registration area Centralize the nutrition theme for the month Keep it simple
Utilize Your Line Time Walk Arounds Fast distribution of materials, sample recipes and products, plus face-to-face with clients Look for teenagers as volunteers through local high schools
Utilize Your Line Time Nutrition stations that clients pass on their way up the line Just a sign of encouragement with a simple message: Did you do something nice for yourself today? Skip the salt shaker.
Utilize Your Sign-up Area Centralize your nutrition theme Simple information as part of the registration Save your heart. Skip the salt.
Utilize your sign up area- Small demonstration with number of tsp of salt in various food items (5 or 6 items ) Posters with a theme that Sunday school students create
Centralize a Theme February: National Heart Month Salt, weight and cholesterol March: National Nutrition Month MYPLATE or Portion Distortion
Keep It Simple One simple positive message or theme repeated in various ways More effective than a lot of information And easier to translate
Keep It Simple Dont drink your sugar. Switch to calorie-free drinks. Do meatless Mondays. Eat only plant foods for 24 hours and save a heart. Fiber is easy when it comes from a fresh fruit or vegetable.