Hunger and Nutrition
We believe access to healthy food is an essential right and the basis for a better life.
We understand the importance of jointly addressing hunger and promoting good nutrition. Research continually shows that Americans who experience food insecurity are also struggling to eat healthy food and are at higher risk for chronic diet-related diseases . To address these concerns, JF&CS Hunger and Nutrition works to improve health by teaching people how to shop for and prepare healthy and affordable meals. We reach individuals and families through nutrition education workshops, food demonstrations, healthy low-cost recipe dissemination, and distribution of our cookbook, Home Cooking without a Kitchen. We also train staff, consult with food pantries about making impactful nutritional improvements, and partner with others to facilitate effective nutrition programs. All of this helps ensure healthy food access for all.