By Kim Turner, Communications Director
Did you know that we offer a host of nutrition education sessions for individuals, families and seniors living on a tight household budget? Thanks to our SNAP-ed team we’re able to educate our community about making healthy eating decisions on a limited budget!
Last week I had an opportunity to spend time with Scott Schuster, our Community Nutrition Educator, and adults from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Delaware. Scott held a session called Choose MyPlate and educated the group about eating healthy with USDA’s MyPlate (formerly MyPyramid). Scott told us that with MyPlate we now can visualize how much of each food group should be on our plate. The class talked about fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy and grains.
Scott’s class was great, and I learned some new things! Did you know that skim milk and whole milk have the same amount of nutrients? You should also choose whole grains as white breads and white rices are stripped of their shells and nutrients! Fruits and vegetables are good sources of nutrients, minerals and fiber – fiber aids with digestion. Each day adults should eat two cups of fruit. Did you know that one pear or one apple equals one cup?
To close out the session, the class played MyPlate Bingo! Everyone was a winner that day and got to choose a prize!
For more information about the Food Bank of Delaware’s SNAP-Education team, please click here!