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 [email protected].

 

Try-At-Home Recipes

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

A satisfying plant-based taco alternative loaded with protein, vitamins A,E & C. They bring a colorful, flavorful, healthy fiesta to any dinner table or party. Add your favorite taco toppings to make it yours!

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Pear Salad

Pear Salad

This Pear Salad combines canned pears, tomato, cucumber, carrots, and salad greens to give you a sweet and tangy recipe. It provides important nutrients like vitamin C, fiber, vitamin A, and more.

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Pear Waldorf Pita

Pear Waldorf Pita

This Pear Waldorf Pita recipe is simple to make and has a delicious crunch with every bite. This can be served as a healthy lunch or afterschool snack. It is low in calories and can also be prepared the night before.

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Pear Quesadillas

Pear Quesadillas

Adding canned pears to quesadillas adds a healthy and delicious twist with a sweet and savory bite every time. This quick and easy recipe uses few ingredients and is simple to follow along with.

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Salmon, Apple, and Celery Salad

Salmon, Apple, and Celery Salad

This crunchy and tangy Salmon, Apple, and Celery Salad is the perfect summer salad. This recipe is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, providing benefits for your brain, bones, and digestive system.

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Fruity French Toast Casserole

Fruity French Toast Casserole

This Fruity French Toast Casserole is a great way to start your day and to add fruits to your diet. It uses canned pears, which is a great source of fiber and vitamin C. It also uses pre-made bread to help make cooking simple.

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Ginger Mandarin-Pear Salad

Ginger Mandarin-Pear Salad

This Ginger Mandarin-Pear Salad recipe helps you use your canned mandarin and canned pears in a unique way. It also helps you increase your daily fruit intake and is a great source of vitamin C and fiber.

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Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

You can use zucchini or any summer squash to make this sweet treat. Eat it warmed up for breakfast or as a healthy dessert while getting in a serving of vegetables – yum! Enjoy as a loaf or muffins.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats

No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats

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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Education Resources

farmer harvesting collard greens

From the Ground Video

Where does our food come from? Watch this video to see how we can trace our food back to the ground. 

Parts of the Plant Video

Did you know you can eat all six parts of a plant? Walk through each part with Farmer Sarah!

fresh fruit and vegetables

Nutrients

Discover more about nutrients, how they help our body and what foods you can find them in!

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.

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.

203,752 Summertime Meals Served to Local Kids in 2022

Summertime is a peak season for childhood hunger as students go without meals they would normally receive at school. To combat summer hunger, the federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides nutritious meals to children aged 18 or younger during the summer months. Hunger Task Force administers the SFSP in such a large and inclusive way that it’s often dubbed the “Milwaukee Model.”

Fall 2022 Nutrition Education Quarterly available online

Hunger Task Force doesn’t just feed people in our community – we help along their health journeys, too. Hunger Task Force offers a robust Nutrition Education Program committed to providing useful tools to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Check out the Fall 2022 edition of our Nutrition Education Quarterly. Explore this seasonal publication for helpful tips on healthy eating, cooking skills, budget-friendly shopping and ways to fit physical activity in your day.

Summer 2022 Nutrition Education Quarterly available online

Hunger Task Force doesn’t just feed people in our community – we help along their health journeys, too. Hunger Task Force offers a robust Nutrition Education Program committed to providing useful tools to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Check out the Summer 2022 edition of our Nutrition Education Quarterly. Explore this seasonal publication for helpful tips on healthy eating, cooking skills, budget-friendly shopping and ways to fit physical activity in your day.

Spring 2022 Nutrition Education Quarterly available online

Hunger Task Force doesn’t just feed people in our community – we help along their health journeys, too. Hunger Task Force offers a robust Nutrition Education Program committed to providing useful tools to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Check out the Spring 2022 edition of our Nutrition Education Quarterly. Explore this seasonal publication for helpful tips on healthy eating, cooking skills, budget-friendly shopping and ways to fit physical activity in your day.