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

Vegetable Stew with Coconut Milk

Vegetable Stew with Coconut Milk

This Vegetable Stew with Coconut Milk is filled with vegetables and delicious greens. This one-pot stew is comforting, healthy and a great weeknight dinner for the whole family.

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Chilean Vegetable Stew

Chilean Vegetable Stew

Hearty with red potatoes, butternut squash and tomatoes, this stew is Chilean cooking at its best. Packed with nutrients and a variety of colors, this stew will not only appeal to your eyes and taste buds, but also your budget!

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Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Cucumber Yogurt Dip

This recipe is made with low-fat Greek yogurt, which provides more protein and less fat that most veggie dips. Serve this with peppers, cucumbers, or your other favorite vegetables!

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Skillet Granola

Skillet Granola

Save money and reduce added sugars by making your own granola in a skillet! This granola is made with oats, a whole grain with lots of fiber.

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Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli

This beef and broccoli recipe is full of lean, animal-based protein, fiber, and several key vitamins and minerals to keep you feeling healthy and energized.

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Nacho Cheese Party Dip

Nacho Cheese Party Dip

Just in time for festive winter parties, check out this healthy Nacho Cheese Party Dip, featuring ingredients provided in a Stockbox including canned tomatoes, black beans and corn.

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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 Families Cookbook

This cookbook provides a budget-friendly resource for students, families and school partners to cook up new dishes that make healthy choices fun and easy for kids.

The Hunger Task Force “Healthy Families Cookbook” is a wonderful kitchen companion for the whole family! Packed with a variety of easy, nutritious recipes designed to delight both kids and adults, this cookbook is your gateway to creating wholesome meals that the whole family will love.

With step-by-step instructions and handy tips, even the littlest chefs can get involved in the kitchen, making mealtime a fun, interactive experience for the entire family. Say goodbye to the struggle of convincing picky eaters to enjoy their veggies, because our recipes are cleverly crafted to make nutritious ingredients irresistible. 

All of these recipes can be modified depending on allergies, food restrictions and family needs!

Meet the new faces of Hunger Task Force

The principal strength of Hunger Task Force is its compassionate and committed staff. Hunger Task Force is proud to announce the addition of three new faces to our Advocacy, Outreach and Nutrition teams. We are thrilled to welcome Aretha, Maja and Melanie to their new roles at Hunger Task Force.

Summer 2023 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 this seasonal 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 2023 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 this seasonal 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.

Winter 2023 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 this seasonal 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.