Nutrition Education

We create opportunities for people of all ages to learn about nutrition, cooking and food resource management. 

We believe in putting people at the center of learning. We celebrate the impact that food has on our bodies, our families, and our communities.

 

About

Foodlink is a trusted community resource for nutrition education. All workshops and educational opportunities are designed to be accessible, engaging, and useful for participants. Programming can be conducted virtually, at Foodlink, or at community sites across the region.

Putting the people we serve at the center of learning

Foodlink offers highly customized programming that focuses on gardening and culinary skills.

Using best practices in our curricula

In partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Department of Health, we offer two evidence-based SNAP Ed programs.

Layering nutrition education with Foodlink programs and services

We can offer nutrition education to Foodlink partners, such as food pantries and meal sites. We work with other Foodlink programs (e.g. Curbside Market) to help participants connect to Foodlink resources.

Impact

  • Last year, Foodlink’s Nutrition Education team reached over 30,000 individuals across the Foodlink service area.

  • As a result of COVID, Foodlink piloted new online and virtual learning opportunities in 2020. Now, individuals and families can learn about health and nutrition from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

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“Great kid friendly recipes. Staff was super helpful and the program was easy...no fuss.”

“This class helped me make better choices by looking at the nutrition facts label.”

“My favorite part of class was learning how to help cook. I’m going to help my mom cook now.”

"We do a lot more cooking together as a family, and I feel a lot more confident with my knife skills. It really empowers you and builds confidence."
Eleonor Payton
Nutrition Education participant

Partner with Us

Host Nutrition Education at your site!

Foodlink is currently partnering with local organizations that are interested in coordinating a 4-week “Cooking with Foodlink” class. If you’re interested in learning more about this program, please fill out the form and someone from our team will be in touch!

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