WhyHunger is pleased to announce a comprehensive, 88-page capacity building guide, Cooking Up Community: Nutrition Education in Emergency Food Programs. While geared towards emergency food providers—broadly defined as any organization that works on access to nutritious food for low-income people—the guide is equally useful for any organization conducting nutrition education.
Throughout the course of the last year, our National Hunger Clearinghouse gathered and synthesized resources and case studies about innovative nutrition education programming from organizations around the country. The programs and activities highlighted in the guide provide examples and inspiration for emergency food providers to expand or strengthen their programming, forge new partnerships and collaborate with others in order to fulfill their commitment to improve the health and well being of their community.
Download the executive summary or the full report at www.whyhunger.org/cookingupcommunity.
Organized by chapters that delve into specific components of nutrition education programming such as cultural competence, evaluation, curriculum, and more, users can focus on the sections that pertain to their goals or read the guide in its entirety. Some organizations featured include Share Our Strength, the Sustainable Food Center’s La Cocina Alegre/The Happy Kitchen, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County.
Cooking Up Community: Nutrition Education in Emergency Food Programs is a living document, and so we greatly value your thoughts and input, which will strengthen future editions of the guide. Please share it widely, and tell us what you think by completing this brief survey.