Food $ense Nutrition

Program Contact: Christine Ciancetta, Food Safety & Nutrition Coordinator
360-427-9670 Ext. 684 •

F$gardening(Custom)Food $ense Programming has been available in Mason County since 1992, focusing on changing eating and physical activity behaviors in adults and youth and increasing nutritional quality.

Adult Programming
Food $ense brings a hands-on emotions based approach to nutrition education lessons for food stamp eligible adults. Participants discover the imortance of physical activity every day as part of a healthy lifestyle, and how choosing a variety of foods in appropriate portion sizes that are high in nutrient density support a healthy weight when balanced with physical activity. Our new series of lessons for adults, Eating Smart, Being Active will begin in Spring 2014. To have your name added to the list for updated class information, contact Christine Ciancetta, 360-427-9670 Ext. 684.

Youth Programming
Series of between five and twenty-five classes are offered in grades K – 8 in Shelton, Pioneer, Mary M. Knight, and Hood Canal School Districts. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge, attitudes and skills to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free milk products, choosing a variety of foods and balancing food intake with daily physical activity. Parent newsletters, family nights, special events, and bulletin boards in the schools provide resources and access for families to recipes, family activities, and nutrition information.


Food $ense Staff

Christine CiancettaChristine Ciancetta
Food Safety & Nutrition Coordinator
Ext. 684





Pamela BishPamela Bish
Nutrition Educator
Ext. 694





Gabrieal VolpeGabrieal Volpe
Nutrition Educator
Ext. 693