In Bedford County we provide classes to help limited income participants learn how to:
- Stretch food dollars
- Plan and prepare tasty, healthful meals
- Handle food in a safe manner
- Use SNAP benefits and other resources wisely
Participants must either be pregnant or have children under the age of 19. Adults with primary responsibility for care and feeding a child(ren) under age 19 are also eligible. Participants should be responsible for planning and preparing family meals.
All classes are free. Classes include hands-on activities and food tastings whenever possible. Contact our staff in your county to join a class!
In FY14 we provided classes to 6 adult participants reaching 18 family members.
- 100% of surveyed participants showed improvement in one or more food resource management practices (i.e. plans meals, compares prices, does not run out of food or uses grocery lists).
- 100% of surveyed participants showed improvement in one or more nutrition practices (i.e. plans meals, makes healthy food choices, prepares foods without adding salt, reads nutrition labels or has children eat breakfast).
- Average cost savings on food per family/per month:$120.00