Programs - Healthy Eating

  • 5210=8 Program

    5-2-1-0=8 is an obesity prevention initiative designed to communicate basic healthy habit principles using a very simple acronym. We partner with schools, childcare and out of school programs, healthcare practices, worksites and community organizations to change environments where people live, learn work and play. Implementation can be accomplished using a tiered approach which can be…

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  • Cooking Matters

    Cooking Matters hands-on courses empower families with the skills to be self-sufficient in the kitchen. Courses meet for two hours, once a week for six weeks and are team-taught by a culinary professional and nutrition educator. Participants practice fundamental food skills including proper knife techniques, reading ingredient labels, and making healthy meals on a budget.

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    Free

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    Participants receive book of handouts and recipes, bag of groceries at the end of each class and get to sample different recipes prepared during class by participants

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  • Cooking Matters: Exploring Food Together

    Exploring Food Together is a toolkit of simple activities that adults who work with young children (3 to 5 years old) can use, in the classroom or in the home, to help kids learn about new foods and start building the skills to make healthy food choices. Call for more information.

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    Free

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    - Exposes children to new or different types of foods with a goal of increased consumption of fruits and vegetables with increased exposure to them in a supportive environment
    - Each class includes reading a book focused on food/nutrition, an activity and sampling healthy foods
    - Goals of the classes are that children will utilize senses to explore different types of food, be willing to try new foods and be aware of basic kitchen and food safety rules.

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  • Downtown Farmer’s Market

    The current market facility may have just been built in the 1980’s but still holds a unique part in the history of Wichita Falls. Agriculture has played a major role in the development of Wichita County, and farmers from all over North Central Texas bring their produce to this busy market, the style of which is…

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  • Easy Diabetes – Market Street

    Let our dietitians show you which foods will help you improve your glucose and what you should avoid. This tour is designed to help you make healthier selections when grocery shopping, aid in the management of your blood sugar, help you understand carbohydrates and how they impact your blood glucose, and reduce your risk of…

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    Free

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  • Eat Well

    Our goal is to make Wichita County a healthy community with healthy people.  Eat Well aims to build an excellent quality of life that supports health and well-being through healthy food choices at some of your favorite restaurants.  Just look for the Eat Well icon on the menu at area restaurants. VISION Wichita County will…

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  • Grocery Cart Program (60 years of age or older)

    The Grocery Cart program is a subscription service that will pick you up at your residence, take you to the grocery store, and then return you to your residence with your groceries. Individuals qualify for this service if they are 60 years of age and older or have a certified disability. Passengers will ride a…

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    $2.00 for round trip ride.

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  • Group Nutrition Education Classes

    One time or a series of classes focused on different nutrition topics as desired by the host organization for individuals of all ages.

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    Free

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  • Health District Food Handlers Course

    Food handler training is required for any individual working in a food service establishment. Classes provide training in proper food handling, which is required to obtain a food handler certificate. Classes are offered each month by the Health District to ensure that establishments and food handlers receive the required training. Classes are offered in English…

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    A $20 fee covers the three hour course.

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  • Healthy Heart Cart-Market Street

    Smart shopping for your heart can lead to benefits for your entire body and mind. The dietitian will provide you with tips and tricks to shopping heart healthy through the aisles. From produce to the frozen section, the entire store will be incorporated! We’ll introduce you to our Health Tags program to help make shopping…

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    Free

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