March 2 at 9:25am

Interfaith launches nutrition workshops for low-income families

 

Article-12aInterfaith recently launched a new effort to improve nutrition and promote healthy lifestyles among North County families through the presentation of Food Smarts Workshops. Conducted by Leah’s Pantry, a partner nonprofit organization, the workshops aim to encourage healthy eating among both adults and children. Over the coming months, parents and children engaged in Interfaith’s Family Housing Program, which provides transitional housing as well as comprehensive support services for homeless families, will have the opportunity to participate in the Food Smarts Workshops.

The month-long Food Smarts Workshops engage residents to learn how to read nutrition labels, select and prepare meals with whole grains and fresh produce, as well as empower residents to independently create nutritious meals. Families participate in a wide range of activities in a social setting, with the goal of developing confidence to prepare healthy and nutritious meals at home.

Facilitated by a generous grant from the Qualcomm Foundation, the Food Smarts Workshops will work to train a total of 30 adults and children by August 2015. The Food Smarts Workshops will exemplify Interfaith’s commitment to supporting the health and wellness of San Diego residents. Recently, the County of San Diego recognized Interfaith as an official partner in the Live Well San Diego initiative.

Interfaith is looking forward to growing this new program in the coming months and thanks the Qualcomm Foundation for their support!