GoHealthy! is a program of Tarrant Area Food Bank that provides information on food, nutrition and other basic health topics every month. Look here for tip sheets and great tasting, easy to prepare recipes you can download and share for FREE! These materials are a great resource for families in your community who want to shop smarter and eat better even when their budget is tight.
Food Bank Partner Agencies can also pick up paper copies of these materials for their clients in the Agency Waiting Room of the Distribution Center. Please take only as many as you can distribute.
December: Wholesome Holidays
It's that time of year again! The holiday season is in full swing with seemingly endless to do lists and parties, hearty winter fare and sweet indulgences around every corner. Come January, we'll find out how much the celebrating has caught up with us. From over stressed to over eating, the holidays aren't always easy. Not to fear! You can relax, enjoy yourself and ward off that pesky New Year's resolution to make up for holiday misgivings—just use these helpful tip sheets and recipes to keep it all in balance. You'll feel great and have your holiday season all wrapped up.
November: Family Meals
Eating together as a family is not only fun, it also has endless benefits for the whole family. Studies have shown improved school performance, higher self esteem, and healthier eating in children who eat more meals with the family. Simply sitting down together and turning off all distractions can bring the family closer and build healthy relationships. Check out some tips and tasty recipes that can help you bring your family together and make it healthier all around.
Celebrating Thanksgiving: Tackling Turkey Troubles
They say that practice makes perfect, but when you only practice a big holiday dinner once or twice a year, perfection can be a little slow to come by. While you might not achieve perfection this year, you can be certain that the food you're serving is safe. Follow these tips before and after cooking your bird.
For more great resources related to preparing holiday meals, visit http://www.holidayfoodsafety.org/. You can also call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-674-6854 for turkey troubleshooting assistance.
October: Fruits & Veggies More Matters
Fruits and Veggies. Ask any expert, and they'll tell you that eating them is essential for good health. Although at first glance it might not always seem as easy and affordable as other options, it pays off significantly in the long run. Besides that, fruits & veggies make meals not only healthier, but tastier, too!
This month we're sharing some great materials to help you get more produce on your plate, because when it comes fruits & veggies and good health, more definitely matters. For more information, tips, and recipes from the Fruits & Veggies More Matters Campaign, visit the Fruits & Veggies More Matters web site, created by the Produce for Better Health Foundation.
September: National Food Safety Month
With a significant rise in foodborne illness in the United States over the past 10 years, good food safety practices, at home and in the public, are more important that ever. Foodborne illness is more than just a belly ache. The CDC estimates that each year approximately 1 in 6 people get sick from pathogens spread through food. Of those 48 MILLION people, 128,000 are hospitalized for their illness, and roughly 3,000 die from illnesses they contracted through food. These tip sheets will show you just how easy it is to keep your food--and family--safe.
For more information and resources on a variety of food safety topics, including keeping food safe following severe weather, visit Food Safety.gov and Food Safety Month.com.
August: Healthy Eating on a Budget
While eating healthy on a budget is always a challenge, families think about this even more as kids head back to school. To help out, we have some top tip sheets from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly called American Dietetic Association).
July: Stay Healthy and Hydrated
As the heat becomes intense, it's important to make sure you keep your cool, inside and out! These tips sheets will help you stay hydrated to beat the summer heat.
June: National Dairy Month
Learn more about the benefits of eating Dairy foods and enjoy these tasty affordable recipes.
All GoHealthy! materials were funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- SNAP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, read about how our SNAP Outreach efforts can help you or call 1-866-430-6143.
For more information on the GoHealthy! program or to request printed materials:
Connie Jones, Cooking Matters Coordinator