Nutrition Policy Training

May 9, 2019 from 9:30am - 12:00pm
El Centro de la Raza - Room 309
2524 16th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144

 

RSVP here for May 9th

 

Food System Support and the Seattle Food Committee have partnered with Public Health - Seattle King County to present a Nutrition Policy Training for food banks.

Join us for the first of a three-part workshop series* on writing a nutrition policy! This workshop is designed to review why a nutrition policy is important in food banks, and to provide dedicated time for you to create an individualized policy for your food bank.

Nutrition policies in food banks have many benefits. The process of creating a nutrition policy has the positive impact of giving your staff, volunteers, board, and clients time to reflect on what is important to your food bank. A written policy clearly defines nutrition priorities, which can help unite your team around common principles. In the event of volunteer and staff turnover, a policy can ensure that the well thought-out plans for the food bank continue on. A nutrition policy can even be a valuable marketing tool when working with potential donors!

*Food bank personnel should attend nutrition policy sessions in order to gain the most benefit from this workshop series.

Session 1: May 9, 2019 from 9:30am - 12:00pm at El Centro de la Raza
Session 2: July 12, 2019 from 9:30am - 12pm at Solid Ground
Session 3: September 12, 2019 from 9:30am - 12pm at TBD

 

Session 1 on May 9th will covering the following topics:

The connection between food insecurity and health
Why a nutrition policy is important in food banks
Sample nutrition policies
The elements of a nutrition policy
Using USDA’s Dietary Guidelines/MyPlate as your nutrition guidelines
Getting your staff, volunteers, and board involved in creating a nutrition policy

 

Questions about this training can be directed to Charlene Hsia (charleneh@solid-ground.org)

Nutrition policies in food banks have many benefits! Even the process of creating a nutrition policy has the positive effect of allowing your staff, volunteers, board and clients time to reflect on what is important to your food bank in regards to nutrition and client health. A written policy clearly defines nutrition priorities which helps unite your team around some common principles. In the event of volunteer and staff turnover, a policy can ensure that the well-thought-out plans for the food bank continue on. And a nutrition policy can be a valuable marketing tool when working with potential donors!

 

Join us for the first of a three-part workshop series on writing a nutrition policy. Understanding that time is one of your most precious resources, this workshop was designed to provide dedicated time for you to do the majority of work on creating a highly individualized policy for your food bank. Our goal is for you to leave the last workshop with a draft of your nutrition policy in hand that needs little editing.

 

In session 1 we’ll review:

  • The connection between food insecurity and health
  • Why a nutrition policy is important in food banks
  • Sample nutrition policies
  • The elements of a nutrition policy
  • Using USDA’s Dietary Guidelines/MyPlate as your nutrition guidelines
  • Getting your staff, volunteers, and board involved in creating a nutrition policy