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Nutrition & Healthy Living

We have pulled together a list of educational websites, downloads and recipes to better inform the public on nurtrition and healthy living on a budget. 

USDA Technical Assistance & Guidance for CSFP

CSFP Sharing Gallery

​The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.

Penn State Extension

Nutrition News

Tips to Cut Back on Salt and Sodium, Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Recipe, Ham and Bean Soup Recipe, Pineapple Glaze for Ham Recipe, Ham Salad Sandwich Recipe 

Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County

Tips to Boost your Nutritional Health

United States Department of Agriculture

Household Commodity Fact Sheet
Spaghetti, Enriched, Dry

Description, Nutrition, Packaging, Storage, Preparation, Cooking, Uses and Simple Spaghetti and Meat Sauce Bake Recipe

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

UPMC Health Plan

Tomato-Potato Soup

Household USDA Foods Fact Sheet

Oats, Whole Grain, Rolled, Dry

Description, Pack/Yield, Storage, Preparation, Cooking, Uses and Tips and Nutrition Information, Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe, No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Nonfat Dry Milk

Tips and Facts

The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank

No Use Crying Over Spilled Milk

Facts on Milk, Soy Raspberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank

Making an Egg-cellent Choice

Facts on Eggs, Easy Coffee Mug Eggs Recipe, Egg Drop Soup Recipe

United States Department of Agriculture

Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables

Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce Recipe, 10 Tips to Help you Eat more Vegetables

The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank

January: National Fiber Focus Month

Facts about Fiber, Easy Homemade Chili Recipe

CSFP

Hydration for Seniors - English and Spanish Version

Tips for Staying Hydrated, Symptoms of Dehydration

CFSP

Home Economics

Store, Freeze, Shop and Prep for Cheese

The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank

El Mes Con Un Enfoque Nacional En La Fibra

CSFP

Eat Well on Your Budget

Money Saving Tips, Planning Ahead, Choosing Healthier Foods, If You Eat Out, Help with Food Costs, Free and Low-cost Meals

Philabundance

CSFP Newsletter

Confetti Chicken Recipe

Greater Berks Food Bank

Nutrition News Newsletter

Best Buys for Cost and Nutrition, Eating Better on a Budget

Chester County Food Bank

July Newsletter

How to stay hydrated in the summer and enjoying a colorful and healthy diet. 

CSFP Recipes

English and Spanish Version

Fiesta Taco Bake, Microwave Breakfast Cobbler

CSFP Recipes

English and Spanish Version

No Bakes Peanut Butter Treats, Potato Saute

United State Department of Agriculture

Household Commodity Fact Sheet

Beef with Natural Juices, Canned

Balancing Calories for a Healthy Weight

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What is the healthiest way to lose weight and keep it off for longer periods of time?

United State Department of Agriculture

Choice My Plate

This site is provided by the United States of Agriculture, it provides a variety of resources for weight management & calories, physical activity, printable materials and healthy eating tips.

United States Department of Agriculture

Food and Nurtition 

This portion of the USDA website is dedicated to nutrition facts, healthy living articles and nutrition assistance programs.

United States Department of Agriculture

Nutrition Recipes

New for 2014: USDA Foods household fact sheets, the recipes included on the fact sheets, and the recipes in the cookbook developed for FDPIR entitled “A Harvest of Recipes with USDA Foods’ will be a part of a new database at a new USDA Web site  entitled “What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl”.  

United State Department of Agriculture

Recipe Finder

We invite you to search the database of recipes submitted by nutrition and health professionals and organizations. Nutrition educators in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other FNS nutrition assistance programs and their partners are encouraged to use the database to support their nutrition education messages.

Healthy Aging

Nutrition Suggestions and Articles

Cooking and eating are among life’s greatest pleasures. Cooking for people is one of the ways to maintain a positive attitude and add meaning to life!  Look here for recipes, menus and culinary ideas.

Food For Seniors Could Save Some States Money

Meals for seniors

Home-delivered meals bring not only food to seniors but also the opportunity to remain in their homes. A new study by Brown University public health researchers projects that if every U.S. state in the lower 48 expanded the number of seniors receiving meals by just 1 percent, 1,722 more Medicaid recipients avoid living in a nursing home and most states would experience a net annual savings from implementing the expansion.

Senior Menu Planning

Sample Menus

The food many seniors eat at an adult day care program will be the tastiest and healthiest food they will have all day. This link will review the following: Cultural/ethnic and regional food preferences, menu planning, cycle menu development, menu evaluation, menus for special diets, and sample menus.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

High-Calorie Foods That Are Good for Your Health

Visit the AARP Magazine Website to see what High-Calorie Foods That Are Good for Your Health.

Nutrition Support Resources

A variety of forums and discussion groups on nutrition and diet.

Best of the Web - Nutrition

Search Results

Chats and Forums; News and Media; Organizations; Resources; Weblogs; Dietitians and Nutritionists; Vitamins and Minerals; Supplements and Products; and MORE

Feeding America

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Visit Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity to learn more about hunger and healthy living initiatives. Feeding America's helps provide food to over 37 million Americans each year.

Food Research and Action Center

Federal Food and Nutrition Programs

Counterintuitively, obesity plagues low-income people in this country just as hunger and food insecurity do. FRAC is leading the efforts to identify and communicate the connections among poverty, hunger, inadequate resources for healthy diets, and obesity among low-income people. FRAC also is working to broaden the reach of and improve the quality of public nutrition programs as a strategy to reduce obesity.

Food Research and Action Center

Federal Food and Nutrition Programs

Counterintuitively, obesity plagues low-income people in this country just as hunger and food insecurity do. FRAC is leading the efforts to identify and communicate the connections among poverty, hunger, inadequate resources for healthy diets, and obesity among low-income people. FRAC also is working to broaden the reach of and improve the quality of public nutrition programs as a strategy to reduce obesity.

Penn State Extension

Nutrition Links

The Penn State Extension Nutrition Links program offers free nutrition education programs to participants eligible for public assistance to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a healthful diet on a limited budget.

The Food Trust

Healthy Food Access Portal

Please browse The Food Trust new site where you will find resources designed to improve healthy food access in communities, build local economies, and enhance public health.

Allergies

Food Allergies and Adverse Food Reactions

Gardening

Vegetables in Season

Not only will you find when vegetables are in season, but detailed descriptions about the nutritional value, different varieties and home growing tips.

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