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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
These spicy buffalo-style cauliflower bites are a great way to pack a lot of flavor into seasonal produce. This simple recipe serves as a healthy after school snack or as an appetizer while you enjoy watching the game!
Breakfast casseroles are a great option for holidays. You can wake up with breakfast ready to go by putting this recipe together the night before. You can even substitute with your favorite seasonings and veggies.
Ponche is essentially a warm fruit punch that uses Mexican fruits that you might no be familiar with like tejocote, tamarind and guavas. One serving counts towards a full daily serving of fruits!
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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.
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.
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!
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.
Meet Up and Eat Up Milwaukee! Summer Meals Program provides three daily meals to kids, teens and families
All summer long, kids and teens (18 and under) are invited to “Meet up And Eat Up” at more than 115 meal sites throughout Milwaukee County. With the support and collaboration of several community organizations, Hunger Task Force celebrated the kickoff of the Milwaukee Summer Meals Program at Southgate Playfield.
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.
Palermo’s Pizza again partnered with Hunger Task Force for the annual Easter Baskets for the Hungry program. Hunger Task Force worked with its local pantry network to identify 500 families in need who will be recipients of the Easter Boxes and coordinated a drive-thru distribution at the new West Milwaukee headquarters.
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 Winter 2022 edition of our Nutrition Education Quarterly – prepared in English, Spanish and Hmong. Explore this seasonal publication for helpful tips on healthy eating, cooking skills, budget-friendly shopping and ways to fit physical activity in you day.