Healthy Habits Nutrition Education

Learn about childhood weight and obesity issue on The Rhode to Health podcast featuring Healthy Habits and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

Check out some Healthy Recipes from the program.

Bringing nutrition education directly to the people who need it most: guests of Food Bank member agencies.

The program is held on site at member agencies and is designed to help guests create healthier meals on a tight budget, with a focus on balance, moderation and variety.

In addition to offering learning experiences for guests, the Food Bank also trains staff and volunteers at our member agencies, so they can extend these opportunities to more people.

Healthy Habits is a flexible program, designed to meet various levels of interest and availability among those we serve.

Regardless of the length of the learning experience, we always focus on four key areas:

  • Nutrition
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Food Safety
  • Food Budgeting

Check out some Healthy Recipes from the program.

Click here for the Healthy Habits brochure.

Class Series

Three different class series are available for programs with kitchens and/or serving areas.

Family Series

Community Cooking class at Federal Hill House

This 6-week class series is geared towards caregivers with school–aged children and focuses on the basics of a healthful diet, food safety, food budgeting, cooking with kids, and meal planning for families.  Groceries are provided to each participating household for 4 out of the 6 weeks of this program.

Adult Series

This 6-week class is geared towards adults with a focus on nutrition, food safety, food budgeting, and on the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension, the importance of hydration, memory health, and more! Groceries are provided to each participant for 4 of the 6 weeks of this program.

Child Series 

We have two series types for preschool aged children and elementary school children. These series run 4-6 weeks and focus on trying new foods and establishing healthy habits using storytelling and food science experiments!

Guest Workshops & Trainings

These 30-60 minute workshops involve interactive activities and require audience participation. They are best suited for programs that have a captive audience and have a space to host the workshop.

Click here for a list of workshops.

Quick Pick Demos

Quick Picks are food and/or nutrition themed demonstrations. These demos are best for agency guests who are waiting to shop at the pantry, enjoying a meal at a meal site, or at events where a table can be set up.

Each demo includes food tastings, 1-3 minute activities, handouts, resources, and more. Contact us to learn about topics.

Member Agency Training

These 30-60 minute trainings are for staff and volunteers on-site at Food Bank Member Agencies. They are designed as train-the-trainers to share the information learned with their guests.

Click here for a list of trainings.