Leah’s Pantry is currently collaborating with Project Open Hand and the S.F. Department of Disability and Aging Services to provide nutrition education and nutrition counseling services to eligible older adults and adults with disabilities. Those enrolled in either a DAS funded congregate or home-delivered meal program are eligible to participant in these services.
Nutrition Education: Food Smarts Workshops
We teach four-week workshop series using our Food Smarts curriculum at various congregate meal sites where participants:
- Learn how to plan balanced meals
- Get simple strategies for healthy eating
- Participate in fun activities and cooking demonstrations
Duration: four workshops total, one hour per workshop, once a week over a four-week period (schedule can vary depending on site)
Update 04/2020: Due to COVID-19, our workshop schedule is moving online. Details to come.
Nutrition counseling involves talking one-on-one with a registered dietitian (RD). An RD is a licensed professional trained to provide individualized advice on food and nutrition.
What can clients expect from nutrition counseling?
Clients meet with an RD for a brief 15+ minute session, in which they can receive:
- Dietary advice in maintaining health or managing a medical condition
- Answers to questions related to diet and healthy living
- Support in setting and achieving nutritional goals
- Information on free food resources
How do clients receive nutrition counseling?
Over the phone: Clients who are referred to nutrition counseling via GetCare will be contacted by one of our RDs over the phone.
In-person: An RD can also visit your site and provide counseling for clients in-person. For more information, please contact Anna (email@example.com).
Update 04/2020: Due to COVID-19, all nutrition counseling is currently happening remotely, such as over the phone or through a video conference.