Resource: Healthy Food Bank Hub

January 20, 2016

This is a wonderful resource for food banks learning to bridge the gap between hunger and health. Free resources around nutrition education, innovations in the Feeding America network and creative ways to be involved with the effort to transform the health of our communities are all available here.

From the Hub: 

The Healthy Food Bank Hub is a project and platform developed in partnership with Feeding America, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and National Dairy Council®. Through this partnership and engagement among these respective networks, a pre-existing gap was identified between the anti-hunger, nutrition and public health communities. The Hub is designed to address part of that gap – specifically to bridge conversations about hunger relief and good nutrition and provide information and resources necessary to connect the Feeding America network of food banks and 61,000 agencies with nutrition and health professionals. Together, we can not only fight hunger, but also promote health. The Healthy Food Bank Hub supports efforts to increase access to healthful foods (e.g., whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat and fat-free dairy, lean proteins and water) and promote nutrition and wellness throughout the Feeding America network. The Hub provides a platform to share pertinent information, strategies and tools while also showcasing innovative and promising practices that help connect efforts around hunger-relief, nutrition, and health.