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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.

Tip Sheets



Healthy Holidays   Beef Macaroni Soup   Blackened Catfish
Nutrient-Rich Holiday Feasts   Colorful Turkey Salad   Zesty Broccoli
Color Your Holidays   Roasted Potato Wedges   Sweet and Sour Slaw
Holiday Tips   Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal   Crunchy Apple Salad
Holiday Helper        


GoHealthy! Archives

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.

Tip Sheets



Cook with Children   Barbecued Chicken   Honey Lemon Chicken
Family Mealtime   Autumn Salad   Tex-Mex Corn and Zucchini
Family Mealtime for Teens   Sweet Potato Hash Browns   Crunchy Apple Treasures
Meal Planner   Banana Waldorf   English Muffin Veggie Pizzas
Kids Eat Right        


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.

Turkey Tips

For more great resources related to preparing holiday meals, visit 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.

Tip Sheets



Eat More Fruits & Veggies   Baked Pork Chop   Grilled Eggplant & Tomato Sandwiches
3 Steps to More Fruits & Veggies   Brown Rice with Peppers   Grapes and Grains
Entertain with Fruits & Veggies   Sauteed Green Beans   Pineapple Salsa
Fruits & Veggies On the Go   Fake-Baked Apples   Perfectly Peachy Waffles
10 Ways for Kids        
Citrus Health Benefits        


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.

Tip Sheets



Fight Bac: Separate   Garden Chicken Wrap   Tomato & Cheese Omlete
Fight Bac: Chill   Fajita Stir Fry   Blueberry Squares
Fight Bac: Cook   Greens and Beans   Easy Homemade Apple Sauce
Fight Bac: Clean   Glazed Carrots   Hummus Bean Dip
Fight Bac: Tips for Produce        
Food Safe Lunch Bag        

For more information and resources on a variety of food safety topics, including keeping food safe following severe weather, visit Food and Food Safety


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).

Tip Sheets



Feeding Your Family   Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes   Sauteed Apples
Grocery Shopping   Oven-Fried Okra   Frozen Fruit Cups
Healthy Breakfasts   Pizza Meatloaf    
Healthy Dinners   Red and Green Bell Pepper Boats    
Quick And Easy Meals   Roasted Vegetable Potato Salad    
Snack Ideas   Salmon and Asparagus    


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.

Tip Sheets



Sun Safety Basics   Slow Cook Barbecue   Grilled Rosemary Pork Tenderloin
Destination Hydration   Soul-Healthy Cornbread   Balsamic Yogurt Grilled Vegetables
Water Everywhere   Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes   Cheese Stuffed Potatoes
Extreme Heat   Easy Fruit Salad   Frozen Fruit Cups


June: National Dairy Month

Learn more about the benefits of eating Dairy foods and enjoy these tasty affordable recipes.

Tip Sheets



Kids Need Calcium   Breakfast Squares Spinach Salad
Low-Fat Milk   Beef Burrito Banana Pudding
Kids' Dietary Guidelines   Cheesy Potatoes Cocoa-Berry Tarts
Healthier Eating Made Easy   3-Bean Salad  
Filling Your Plate (Dietary Guidelines for all ages)   Artichoke Dip  

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.

Tarrant Area Food Bank is operated in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, which prohibits discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, political beliefs, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, reprisal and, where applicable, marital status and familial or parental status.

Contact us

For more information on the GoHealthy! program or to request printed materials:

Connie Jones, Cooking Matters Coordinator