March is National Nutrition Month®, a designated time to focus on building healthy habits “Bite by Bite” for improved nutrition and wellness. One simple way to start eating healthier at home is to make a weekly meal plan. This does not have to be complicated or expensive – a simple list of dinner ideas for most nights of the week is a great starting point!
Last week, Cooking Matters participants at Gleaners learned about tips for meal planning and shopping on a budget. The Cooking Matters program is offered quarterly at Gleaners’ on-site food pantry in partnership with Indy Hunger Network.
Cooking Matters participants proudly hold up their graduation gifts for completing the free 6-week course.
This particular lesson was taught by a Registered Dietitian and IUPUI dietetic intern. Here are some of the points they covered with the group:
Gleaners strives to promote the health of those we serve by providing a variety of nutritious, meal-making foods, offering healthy recipe ideas and nutrition education opportunities, and partnering with community organizations that offer other services our clients may need.
Sarah Wilson, RDN, Nutrition Manager at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, along with guest blog posts by dietetic interns