Nutrition

 

Check out our Nutrition blog to the left for the latest information on healthy eating, eating better on a budget, and more!

Local Roanoke City Resources:​

WIC Virginia Programs

WIC provides: Nutrition education, Private and group sessions with a  nutrition expert, Support and help with breastfeeding, Referrals to other services that can help you and your family (e.g. immunizations, health care, dental care), Healthy recipes, and Access to healthy foods.

  • Visit their website for their registration locations, hours of operations, and phone numbers.

  • Contact WIC to get involved in their other programs including: Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities, Family Planning, Resource Mothers, and BabyCare!

  • WIC also provides Free Summer Meals for Children! Text 'FOOD' to 877-877 or call (804)864-7800 to find a free summer meal site near you!

Virginia Family Nutrition Program

Follow Virginia Family Nutrition Program on Facebook HERE to get easy, affordable recipes, simple healthy tips, and local nutrition-related events!

  • Participate in the Family Nutrition Program with a FREE 6-session program to: see how cooking can be fun and easy, get more for your money grocery shopping, learn to prepare heathy food your family will love, and make new friends and share ideas! At the end you'll recieve a Certificate of Completetion, along with great incentives along the way.

  • For more information, call Debbie Barton at 540-444-2947 ext. 7046 or email at bartond@vt.edu.

Happy Healthy Cooks

This program is an interactive outreach program for preschool and elementary school children. It takes place in seven different elementary schools and the Head Start locations. During the program, trained volunteers work with students in a hands-on approach to learning about food preparation and cooking. The program exposes children to healthy whole foods they may never have tried before, and didn’t know they liked!

LEAP Community Markets

Visit LEAP's Community Markets, and you’ll meet the people who grew or raised your meal and taste the difference that “picked-today” or “raised with care” makes. Their West End Market is open year-round, every Tuesday from 3 PM to 6 PM which is  behind the Freedom First Credit Union on Patterson Ave. Let the food come to you with the  LEAP Mobile Market makes stops from Tuesday to Saturday from May to October in areas such as Lincoln Terrace, Indian Village, Melrose Towers, and more! Click HERE for the full schedule. 

  • Why go to these markets? They accept and double SNAP-EBT dollars up to $30! Check it out HERE

  • Have kids in Head Start? LEAP provides $10 per week per child to spend at their markets! See the Market Manager at any of the markets.

Don't miss out on these great oppurtunities: follow them HERE on Facebook.

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