Nutrition Education at Pecan Grove

The North Texas Food Bank has been busily visiting the Champion Townhomes at Pecan Grove community in Dallas this May, educating adults and youth alike. On May 15, 2012, North Texas Food Bank Nutrition Educational Manager, Ms. Lindholm, came to Pecan Grove to provide instruction on healthy eating options and finding nutritious alternatives to prepare some of the resident’s favorite foods. To spark some ideas, Ms. Lindholm prepared healthier desserts including strawberry angel food cake and dark chocolate dipped bananas.

During the class, residents were able to ask questions about food storage, vegetable preparation, portion size, and cooking options. The North Texas Food Bank returned to the community on May 23 to hold a similar program for the youth of the community, focusing on healthy snacks to eat after school. 14 youth participated in the afterschool program.

Our thanks to the North Texas Food Bank and Ms. Lindholm for sharing this valuable information!