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.
Food $ense brings a hands-on based approach to nutrition education lessons for food stamp eligible adults. Participants discover the importance 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 FREE series of lessons for adults, Plan, Save, Shop & Cook: How to Eat Right When the Money is Tight, will be held at the Shelton Timberland Library Community Room. The free series is open to community members on a limited income and includes:
- Meal Planning –Learn how to plan meals and use shopping lists to save money & time
- Food Labels – Learn to choose foods that are nutritious and fit within your budget
- Saving Money – Learn techniques to stretch food dollars such as unit pricing and brand comparisons of products
- Cooking Meals – Discover tips to help you plan nutritious meals for an entire week and taste a healthy, low-cost recipe
Class Schedule at Shelton Timberland Library Series 1:
January 22 & 29; February 5 & 12
Or CALL US! WSU Mason County Extension SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program at 360-427-9670 x680
Series of between five and twenty-five classes are offered in grades K-10 in Shelton, Pioneer, 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