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 as simple…

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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.

    Price:
    Free

    Services:
    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. Download a free activity/recipe…

    Price:
    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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  • 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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    $3.00 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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  • Live Well Cooking Class

    A cooking class where the basic principles of nutrition and cooking skills are taught in a fun and interactive environment. Clients learn about common and not-so-common food items, try different methods of food preparation and build confidence in the kitchen. Space is limited!  Call (940) 761-7699

    Ages:
    Adult

    Price:
    FREE

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  • Produce Express

    The Wichita Falls Area Food Bank currently provides distributions at 24 locations and they continually reach out to agencies to collaborate with for the Produce Express distributions. The Produce Express program kicked off in October 2013 and is a mobile distribution of fruits and vegetables.  Two refrigerated trucks,  with pre-packed bags, are taken to where clients…

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  • Services:
    4-H programs and classes on bullying, healthy eating, healthy lifestyles.

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