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Weighing In Nutrition Resources
Weighing In Nutrition Resources

Nutrition is important to a healthy lifestyle. Use these resources to learn how to eat the right foods and plan nutritious meals with limited budget and time. 

Beans and Greens (Menorah Legacy Foundation)

They deliver innovative distribution solutions that bring locally grown produce to underserved neighborhoods, benefiting both local Kansas City residents and local farmers.
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Cultivate KC

Volunteer and learn how to grown your own food. It is a locally-grown non-profit, working to grow food, farms, and communities for a healthy local food system.
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Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (University of Missouri Extension)

They provide classes to help individuals and families learn how to safely prepare healthy meals and make their food stamps or income go further.
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Family Nutrition Programs (K State Research and Extension)

Provide free nutrition education for individuals, youth and families who qualify for food assistance.

Eat Healthy, Be Active: An interactive 6-part series based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines and 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines. Designed to take participants from just "thinking" to "taking" their desired health actions.
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Eating Smart and Moving More: A 4-part series designed to challenge participants to make positive changes to achieve good nutrition, increase physical activity, practice food resource management skills, and practice proper food safety techniques.
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Harvesters

A network of nonprofit agencies that offer food support and education to those needing assistance.

Teen Eats/Kids in the Kitchen: A 4-6 week program with sessions being 60-90 minutes. Topics include food preparation, food safety skills, nutrition, and the importance of making healthy food choices.
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Project Strength: 8 weeks of 2 hour sessions divided between discussion and cooking. Each class includes setting a nutrition and activity goal. Groceries provided weekly.
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Family Dinners: Six weeks of 1 1/2 hour sessions involving food prep, food safety and goal setting. Families are paired with leaders.
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Kansas City Community Gardens

A not-for profit organization that provides self-help and educational assistance to low-income people, children, and community groups in the metropolitan area to grow their own food from garden plots located in backyards, vacant lots, schoolyards, and at community sites.
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Salsa Sabory Salud

A 6 week course to improve awareness of habits leading to better nutrition and increased physical activity for Latino families with children 12 and younger.
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