Nutrition Education

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Nutrition Education

Hunger Task Force operates a robust nutrition education program to educate students, parents, and the public about healthy eating on a budget. We don’t just feed our community—we also educate our students, seniors and families about healthy eating!

During the school year, the Hunger Task Force on-staff School Nutrition Educator travels to local Milwaukee Public Schools teaching nutrition education to low-income kids. Students take regular field trips to the Hunger Task Force Farm, where they gain hands-on experience working in the school garden and demonstration kitchen.

Our Hunger Task Force Community Dietitian also works within the community to educate adults about choosing healthy foods, cooking simple recipes and doing it all while saving money. For more information about recipes, learning opportunities, to plan a visit to The Farm or set up a cooking class, contact us at nutrition@hungertaskforce.org.

 

Try-At-Home Recipes

Split Pea Salad

Split Pea Salad

Try making this Split Pea Salad for your next picnic, cookout or potluck. Split peas are a good source of folate, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and iron.

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Lentil Oatmeal Cookies

Lentil Oatmeal Cookies

In these crisp-edged, cakey cookies, lentils cleverly disguise themselves as oats – no one will ever guess they’re in there, bumping up protein and fibre. With only 1/2 cup of brown sugar, they’re considerably lower in sugar than most cookies, and yet perfectly sweet.

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Apple Peanut Butter Cake

Apple Peanut Butter Cake

This yummy treat from www.pulses.org makes a great dessert or breakfast addition! You would never know it but this Apple Peanut Butter Cake contains yellow split peas. Split peas like other legumes are a great source of protein, fiber and iron.

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Lentil Stew

Lentil Stew

Quick, easy and flavorful, this lentil stew will be your new favorite comfort food. Perfect for the colder winter months, this stew will warm you right up! Add a fried egg on top and you have a healthy and hearty meal.

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Lentil and Bean Salad

Lentil and Bean Salad

This fresh and flexible recipe can be made using dried lentils and nearly any kind of beans, try using whatever you have on hand. This salad is a great go-to for those summer potlucks and picnics!

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Make this sweet and nutritious treat for your family and friends. The No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls are a quick and easy snack that is easy to take on the go. There is no baking required, and these treats taste like cookie dough!

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Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Oat Muffins

This quick and easy breakfast (or snack!) provides a balance of whole grains, fruit, and protein that’s perfect for busy adults and children alike. Simply add all the ingredients to a blender to mix, then bake!

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Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

Dried split peas are good source of plant-based protein, low in fat and an excellent source of fiber. Fiber is important to help us maintain digestive health, and helps to regulate your cholesterol for heart health, too.

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Common Network Foods

Have you received food items from Hunger Task Force at a food pantry, meal program or senior Stockbox distribution? Below are some tips for putting our commonly distributed foods to use in recipes and meals for your kitchen table!

At different times of the year, Hunger Task Force has different items of food available in abundance. See below to learn more about how to prepare these items in a delicious, easy, budget-friendly for you or your family.

Current Network Foods

Canned Peaches

Fruit canned in its own juice is a great option for helping you reach your daily fruit goals. Low in calories, fat and sodium, peaches are a great source of vitamin C to help  keep a healthy immune system. Eat them as a snack, make some peach salsa, or add to yogurt or oatmeal.

Split Peas

Dried split peas are good source of plant-based protein, low in fat and an excellent source of fiber. Fiber is important to help us maintain digestive health, and helps to regulate your cholesterol for heart health, too! Click here for a quick and easy soup recipe to warm you up.

American Cheese

Cheese is an excellent source of calcium, which is key in helping us maintain strong, healthy bones. Add a slice of cheese to some whole wheat bread and lean turkey. Have a small salad on the side and a piece of fruit for dessert to cover all of the food groups.

Kids & Family Corner

We don’t just feed kids—we also teach them about healthy eating! Our nutrition education program extends to students throughout Milwaukee, teaching important, and fun, skills, recipes and more.

During the school year, Hunger Task Force’s School Nutrition Educator travels to local Milwaukee Public Schools to teach nutrition education to low-income students. These students also take regular field trips to the Hunger Task Force Farm, where they gain valuable, hands-on experience working in the school garden and demonstration kitchen.

Additional Resources & Media

Herb Kits

Make your own herb kit at home! Watch this step-by-step video for instructions to grow your very own herbs.

Parts of the Plant

Did you know you can eat all five parts of a plant? Watch Farmer Sarah walk through each part through some of your favorite plant foods!

Meal Kit Video

Anytime Pizza! Check out this step-by-step instructional video to make this quick, easy and tasty Anytime Pizza. 

Healthy Kids Cookbook

Let’s get cookin’! Our Healthy Kids Cookbook contains more than 20 quick, easy, budget-friendly recipes for kids in the kitchen.

Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee's Free & Local food bank.

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201 S. Hawley Court
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