Helping Neighbors: Pantry Nutrition 101 sponsored by F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP
What’s in your pantry? Pantry Nutrition 101, a nutrition-education workshop offered by F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP, will be held at the FISH Walk-In Center on Tues. Oct. 20 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.. The workshop, in partnership with Dr. Loureen Downes, Professor, Florida Gulfcoast University, discusses practical nutrition information focusing on the staples and food items most have in their home pantry.
“The goal is to help families create healthy, affordable meals, often using food pantry ingredients. Research shows that a diet rich in vegetables and whole grains improves health and may reduce risk of obesity and diabetes,” notes Dr. Downes. “We will discuss using a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available to clients, as well as frozen and canned fruits and vegetables that are low in sodium, and fruits in their own juices, without added sugars. The focus is to make sure to keep an eye on that nutritional content with every meal we eat,” Downes said. For additional information and to RSVP, please contact Christine Swiersz or Jessi Zeigler @FISH (239-472-4775).