Leah’s Pantry is collaborating with 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 participate in these services.
Nutrition Education: Food Smarts Workshops
We teach a 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
- Engage in fun activities and cooking demonstrations
Duration: four workshops total, 1.5 hours per workshop, once a week over a four-week period
|Where||When||Day and Time||Language|
|Western Addition Senior Center|
1390 1/2 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94115
To register, contact Scetra at (415) 518-6179
or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Dr Davis Senior Center |
1751 Carroll Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124
To register, contact Classie at (415) 939-9829
or via email email@example.com
|Self Help for the Elderly|
To register, click here!
|OMI Senior Center|
To join, contact Tiffany Huynh at (415) 334-5550
or via email HHuynh@catholiccharitiessf.org
|Kimochi Senior Center |
To join, contact Grace at (415) 931-2294 ext. 125
or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Canon Kip Senior Center|
705 Natoma St, San Francisco, CA 94103
To join, contact Ivette at (415) 487-330 x6217
via email ihenry@ECS-SF.org
Update 07/2021: If you are interested in hosting virtual or in-person programming or have questions about registering for workshops, please contact Anna at email@example.com.
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. Clients can expect a phone call within a month of sending the nutrition referral (entered via GetCare).
In-person: A RD can also visit your congregate meal program site and provide counseling for clients in person. For more information, please contact Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Update 07/2021: All nutrition counseling is currently happening only over the phone until further notice.
Meet our Registered Dietitians!
Call one of our RDs during their office hours (see below for specific times and language capacity). If you prefer a language that is not listed here, please email one of our RDs your name, contact, and preferred language and they will contact you with a translator of your preferred language as soon as possible.
Anna Ng, MS, RD
(650) 825-1964 | Mondays-Fridays 1-5pm PST
Language capacity: English & (Conversational) Cantonese
Anna Ng, MS, RD joined the team in December 2017. She is a native of San Francisco and studied Clinical Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. She completed her supervised practice in New York City and earned her Master of Science in Dietetics at the University of Rhode Island. She finds great joy in building relationships and helping others make peace with food and fight food waste! Outside work, she loves to bike through Golden Gate Park, explore the outdoors with family and friends, test new recipes, and bake banana bread!
Natasha Knoten, RD
(951) 268-2494 | Fridays: 9am-5pm MST
Language capacity: English
Natasha Knoten joined Leah’s Pantry in 2019 as a Registered Dietitian and provides nutrition counseling in a remote setting. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and Nutrition and completed her internship at Loma Linda University California. Natasha’s 20 years of experience includes research in food science, pediatric nutrition counseling, lactation education, health coaching, and life coaching. Natasha is based in Arizona and enjoys acrylic painting, mosaic art, spending time with her family, and has been an active volunteer in helping people from all walks of life in her community for the past 30 years.
This program serving the community is funded by the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services.