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):
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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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