Healthy Pantry Partners:
The Healthy Pantry Partners project aims to assist the Food Bank of Delaware’s partner agencies to prioritize SNAPeligible clients’ access to Foods to Encourage by providing nutrition education. The Community Nutrition Educators visit emergency food pantries to assess the variety and quality of foods offered and the effectiveness of the site’s promotion of healthy foods. Based upon these assessments, the Food Bank of Delaware nutrition education staff utilizes the Healthy Policies for Healthy Pantry Partners to make recommendations to site personnel and volunteers on ordering and procurement of healthy foods, behavioral economics strategies including site layout and signage, and nutrition education classes to encourage participants to choose healthier foods.

The Healthy Childhood Project (HCP):
Based on the University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center’s Child Health Initiative for Lifelong Eating (CHILE) Plus Program, we provide an evidence-based curriculum in Early Childhood Education Centers and Head Start programs. The HCP curriculum is designed to be carried out over the course of a year. Through classroom meals, lessons and activities, which is supplemented by family educational materials and face-to-face family events, children improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors. We utilize the modules developed for the CHILE program in addition to lessons and materials from the Healthy Harvest for Healthy Kids curriculum to give students an opportunity to explore and taste new fruits and vegetables. We also provide indirect education and newsletters at community locations that serve SNAP
eligible populations.

MyPlate for My Family (Four 1-Hour Sessions):
This program supports low-income individuals and families by offering tips and tools for making better food choices and being more physically active.

Eat Smart, Live Strong (Four 1-Hour Sessions)
Targets older adults (60yo+)this interactive program includes four sessions that focus on increasing physical activity and fruit & vegetable consumption.

New Castle County
Jaime Sherman
Community Nutrition Educator
(302) 292-1305 ext 273

Kent/Sussex Counties
Alicia Vogel
Community Nutrition Educator
(302) 393-2013