ESNY! is an exciting program where nutrition educators will meet with you either individually or in a group in your home or community setting, to help you learn about: nutrition, meal planning, healthy food shopping on a budget, cooking and food safety, weight control and physical activity, and much more.
When local activist groups challenged Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to live on a food stamp budget for a week to mark Hunger Awareness Month, he took them up on the offer and found out just how hard it was. Stanton kept a diary on the challenge, which allotted him roughly $29 a week, the same amount 1.1 million Arizonans receive from the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) each week.
By day four, Stanton noted that he was “tired” and “it’s hard to focus” after leaving the house for work without time to scramble eggs or eat a decent breakfast:
OK- ran out the door today with no time to scramble eggs or even make a sandwich. So I’m surviving on an apple and handful of peanuts, and the coffee I took to the office until dinner. I’m tired, and it’s hard to focus. I can’t go buy a sandwich because that would be cheating- even the dollar menu at Taco Bell is cheating. You can’t use SNAP benefits at any restaurants, fast food or otherwise. I’m facing a long, hungry day and an even longer night getting dinner on the table, which requires making EVERYTHING from scratch on this budget. It’s only for a week, so I’ve got a decent attitude. If I were doing this with no end in sight, I probably wouldn’t be so pleasant.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/mayors-food-stamp-diet-im-tired-and-its-hard-to-focus.html#ixzz27lyLbmFZ
The Nutrition Staff participated in the 2011 World Breastfeeding Week Walk.
Parenting After Separation or Divorce (PASD) is a program designed to educate divorcing or separating parents about the impact of their breakup on their children. The primary goal of the program is to teach parents ways in which they can reduce the stress of family changes and protect their children from negative effects of ongoing parental conflict.
*Pre-registration is REQUIRED
The Coordinated Approaches to Child Health (CATCH) has as its mission:
“Coordinated Approach To Child Health brings schools, families, and communities together to teach children how to be healthy for a lifetime.”