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Food insecurity is an issue in Philadelphia, as it is around the country, but in Philadelphia County, 22% of residents are food insecure and 1 in 3 are SNAP recipients. AUNI offers nutrition education for adult community members and caregivers (ages 18 years and older) as well as to staff at our school partner sites through the Adult Nutrition Education Program (ASNP), which is grant-funded through the PA Dept. of Public Welfare & the USDA’s SNAP Program.  ASNP is available at no-cost to our host-sites as well as community members and is currently available at the following sites from mid-October through August (check with individual sites for specific programming schedule):

  • A to Z Care (5050 Parkside Ave.)
  • Bartram’s Farm* (54th & Lindbergh)
  • Calvary Agape Community Outreach Center (6134 Haverford Ave.)
  • CHCS Star Harbor Senior Center (4700 Springfield Ave.)
  • Greenway Presbyterian Apts. (59th & Kingsessing)
  • Methodist Family Services (4300 Monument Road)
  • Overbrook Environmental Education Center (6114 Lancaster Ave.)
  • Mercy LIFE (45th & Chestnut)
  • Spectrum Community Health Center (52nd & Haverford)
  • Stephen Smith Towers (1030 Belmont Ave.)
  • Vine Memorial Baptist Church (5600 Girard Ave.)
  • Walnut St. West Library (201 S. 40th St.)
  • West Philadelphia Senior Community Center (1016 N. 41st St.)

Classes are one hour and generally consist of a nutrition lesson, assorted activities, including physical activity and a hands-on cooking workshop, all designed to enhance  nutrition education and reinforce dietary constructs. We also provide a wide array of free resources to participants including booklets, handouts, coupons and food tastings.  Participants will also be provided with a copy of each recipe  so they may begin the process of building their own library of affordable, healthy, easy, accessible, and delicious recipes (mirroring AUNI’s Think AHEAD Model) that can be built into a keepsake book to be used time and again.  Healthy eating never tasted so good! For more information about the program or to get involved, contact Michelle Faulkner, RD LDN at 215-573-2380 or

* Outdoor programming next to the Bartram’s Farm Stand on Lindbergh Ave is held every Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm, June through August.

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