Nutrition Education

NTFB has provided free culinary and nutrition education to low-income populations since 1996. In partnership with Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters, NTFB offers food management courses to North Texans, teaching the basics of nutrition, cooking, food-budgeting, and food safety to promote healthful and affordable food choices. Annually, over 150 participants are served through six-week Cooking Matters courses coordinated by NTFB. In addition to Cooking Matters courses, NTFB provided Cooking Matters at the Store grocery store tours and offers nutrition workshops and cooking demos, reaching more than 1,100 low-income participants a year. NTFB also distributes about 120,000 free nutritional materials, including handouts, recipes, and cookbooks, to further promote and support health education for food-insecure audiences.