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We are hiring a new Veggie Rx Family Assistant! Do you or someone you know have experience with teaching or nutrition and who has a big heart? Check out our job description to find out about the job and how to apply!
Veggie Rx and Greens-N-Grains Present
FREE SUMMER LUNCH!
June 13th to August 5th
About Veggie Rx
DICP's Veggie Rx program provides education about healthy foods for everyone in the family. Veggie Rx was originally designed for individuals diagnosed with health problems connected to obesity (things like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and breathing problems), but now serves youth and families as well.
Participants follow an 8-session program, which involves hands on food preparation, knife skills, healthy activities, tips on how to buy the most nutritious food on a budget, and how to use local resources to find healthier food. Participants receive incentives throughout the course, including a grocery store gift card at the end of classes. Participants also have access to DICP's Food Pantry and Care Navigation resources.
Our 8 Session Plan
Every week, VeggieRx participants receive nutritional information and tips for healthy eating and grocery shopping.
Week 1: Balanced Meals and Community Resources
Week 2: Food Storage and Shopping on a Budget
Week 3: Varying Your Veggies and Salad Basics
Week 4: Healthy Serving Sizes
Week 5: Food Harvest, gardening and Roast Guide
Week 6: Building a healthy meal and grilling
Week 7: Reading nutrition labels and how to fry
Week 8: Shopping for healthy foods
Interested in joining a Veggie Rx class or bringing one to your agency? Sign up by clicking the button below!
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