Hunger Task Force doesn’t just feed kids—we also teach them about healthy eating through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)! Our Dietitian Educator teaches a unique nutrition education curriculum to 3rd and 4th grade students in local Milwaukee Public Schools. Kids learn about nutrition, healthy eating and how to make healthy recipes. Every week we feature a new, fresh recipe from our cookbook. The dishes are nutritious, easy to make and very kid-friendly! During the growing season, these kids make regular field trips to The Farm where they get to work in our school garden and demonstration kitchen, and get hands-on experience learning why fruits and vegetables are so important. SNAP-Ed funding allows Hunger Task Force to reach more students across Milwaukee.
Hunger Task Force also uses SNAP-Ed to inform parents of children in low-income families about the role of nutrition in protecting the body from lead. Lead is a health concern in Milwaukee and impacts children with an empty stomach more than other groups of people. Hunger Task Force relies heavily on SNAP-Ed funding to ensure the message gets out to parents in areas where children are exposed to lead. Visit www.getwellfed.org to learn more!
Click here for quick facts on our nutrition education program or contact Michael Jonas at 414-238-6468.
Check out all the healthy recipes kids learn in the Hunger Task Force Healthy Kids Cookbook:
To download a PDF of our Healthy Kids Cookbook, click here.