Feeding San Diego recognizes the severity of the nutrition epidemic in San Diego County and beyond. The combination of unhealthy eating and a lack of physical activity are key contributors to the leading causes of chronic disease and malnutrition in the United States. As a food bank, FSD has an opportunity to positively contribute to your clients’ health. With this in mind, FSD has shifted its operations from food banking to nutrition banking. To this end, all produce is available to agencies free of charge through AE3 online, nutrition interns provide nutrition demonstrations and healthy recipes at partner agencies on request, and we offer six-week nutrition education classes in English or Spanish to clients at partner agencies. FSD is looking forward to working with you to create a hunger-free and healthy San Diego.
One important factor in increasing the amount of healthy food you distribute is the demand for it at your pantry. This is where nudges comes in, or a set of strategies designed to leverage cues in the environment that can influence the decisions individuals make about their food. Click here for a report on effective ways to encourage clients to choose healthy items at your distribution.
Nutrition Education Posters