are detrimental physical, emotional, and behavioral consequences that many
hungry people suffer from on a daily basis in our society. Proper nutrition is
an essential part of growth and development mentally and physically for the
human body. It is extremely important for emergency food recipients to receive
food that is rich in nutritional value, but many food pantry and soup kitchen
staff have and inadequate understanding of the human body’s needs.
Because of this gap in education the Food Bank of Eastern
Michigan has developed a Nutrition education class that is available for all of
our agencies staff. The class targets special nutritional needs of those
who are malnourished and at risk clients that are in danger of malnourishment.
This class also explains the food pyramid and how it applies to different age
groups. It helps the staff to understand what counts as a serving, portion
size, and what foods fit into the designated USDA categories for healthy
nutrition. For more ingormation please contact Tracy
Fowler-Johnston 810.239.441 or you can reach her via email