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Title: Resource Sharing: Eating Right When Moneys Tight


1
Resource Sharing Eating Right When Moneys
Tight
Presented by
FACT Team Brenda Roche, Michael Greene, Jack
Thompson
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Food Access Coalition Team (FACT) Mission
  • To help hungry Angeleno families access healthy
    foods through promotion of free and low-cost
    resources
  • How By providing information to key
    intermediaries
  • Schools Educate teachers, nurses, and parent
    resource centers about food stamps and food
    banks/pantries (regional/local).

3
In the Press
North Carolina woman shows us how to eat healthy
on a buck per day (NY Daily News 2/26/09)
Could the bad economy be good for your health?
(CNN.com 2/23/09)
Eating low-fat doesn't have to be high cost with
these superfoods (NY Daily News 1/16/09)
Family-Friendly Meals That Won't Break the Bank
(San Fernando Valley Sun 2/25/09)
10 Healthy Foods Under 1 - Even with rising
food prices, it's possible to shop for healthy
foods without spending a fortune (WebMD.com
2/23/09)
4
University of California Cooperative Extension
  • Adult Youth Nutrition Education Programs
  • Programs offered through the Food Stamp Nutrition
    Education Program (FSNEP) the Expanded Food
    Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
  • Program priorities
  • Help families with limited resources acquire the
    knowledge, skills, attitude and behavior to make
    healthier food choices
  • Teach families with limited resources how to
    stretch their food dollar
  • Train teachers to deliver nutrition education in
    the classroom

5
Adult FSNEP and EFNEP
  • FSNEP
  • Food stamp-eligible families
  • One-time mini- workshops or a series of nutrition
    classes (up to 4)
  • Participants learn how to make healthier food
    choices on a budget
  • Classes available in English Spanish
  • EFNEP
  • Limited resource families with young children
  • 8 weeks of classes
  • Eat Smart Be Active Curriculum teaches
    participants the main messages of 2005 Dietary
    Guidelines and MyPyramid
  • Trained nutrition assistants (classes available
    in Spanish, English, Chinese, Vietnamese)

6
UC Cooperative Extension in the News…
  • March 3rd, 2009
  • Univision morning news show
  • Broadcast live from Albertsons in Montebello
  • Gave viewers valuable tips on how to save money
    on food
  • By 9am we had 64 voice messages from viewers who
    wanted more information

7
A Place of our own Los Niños en su Casa
  • KCET Segment on Trimming your food budget
  • Local family profiled as they learn how to shop,
    cook and grow nutritious foods in cost-effective
    way
  • UCCE EFNEP class and gardening demonstration
    filmed at Manchester Avenue School

8
UCCE Celebrating National Nutrition Month -
Eating Healthy on a Budget
  • March 20th, 2009
  • UCCE Demo Kitchen
  • Workshop included
  • Making Every Dollar Count tips to save money on
    food
  • Understanding unit pricing and food labels
  • Healthy recipes
  • PA Break

9
Making Every Dollar Count (MEDC) is…
  • A financial education curriculum for limited
    resource, low-literacy audiences
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Provides families with the basics of smart money
    management

10
MEDCThe Curriculum Eight Lessons
  • Setting Goals
  • Making Choices
  • Stretch Your Dollars…
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Paying Bills on Time Saves Money
  • When You Cant Pay Cash
  • Saving Money on Food
  • Food Advertising

11
Making Every Dollar Count
  • MEDC Website coming soon!
  • Possible training at UCCE to teach extenders how
    to use this resource
  • Check out MEDC Resources on our website
    (http//celosangeles.ucdavis.edu)
  • 26 Ways to Save Money
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Eat Well for Less
  • Food Shopping Problems and Solutions
  • Spending More than you Should
  • Contact UCCE for more information

12
LA Regional Network Whats in the Bag? Table
Display
  • Making food from scratch almost always saves
    money.
  • Compare the following two bags of groceries.
  • Cost is the same, but the food in bag 2 provides
    many more nutritious meals. (adapted from Oregon
    State University, Nutrition Education Program,
    Whats in the Bag? 2004)
  • Processed vs. fresh foods
  • Flyer Be a Wise Shopper!
  • Talking Points for Eating Right When Money is
    Tight!

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BAG 1 (Purchased from Albertsons on Via
Campo) Stouffers Teriyaki Chicken
Skillet 6.99 Tropicana Juice, ½
gallon 4.39 Hamburger Helper 2.99 Chocolate
Milk, pint 0.89 Fresh Ground Beef, 1 lb.
(from meat case) 3.49 Pillsbury Biscuits in a
tube 2.39 Hormel Canned Chili,
15oz 2.49 Ready to Eat Chocolate Pudding, 4
pack 1.99 Progresso Canned Chicken Soup, 19
oz 3.19
TOTAL 28.81
15
BAG 2 (Purchased from Albertsons on Via
Campo) Whole Chicken 2.80 Fresh Carrots, 2
lbs 1.29 Fresh Broccoli, 1 lb 0.99 Water
Chestnuts 0.69 Fresh Red Bell
Pepper 1.29 Long Grain Brown
Rice 2.69 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate, 12
oz 2.00 Frozen Hamburger, 1 lb 1.99 Whole
Wheat Noodles 1.67 Canned Mushroom Soup
0.79 Non-fat Milk, quart 1.69 Dry Kidney
Beans 1.50 Diced tomatoes, 15
oz 0.80 Tomato Sauce, 15 oz 0.80 Low-Sodium
Chili Seasoning 1.69 Jiffy Baking
Mix 2.99 Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding
Mix 0.69 Fresh Celery 1.69 Yellow
Onion 0.87 TOTAL 28.92

16
What you can make with the contents of BAG 1 2
servings of stir-fry Orange juice 13 / ounce 4
Puddings, 49 each 2 servings of chicken soup 2
servings of chili 5 servings of Hamburger
Helper 10 biscuits
17
Resources
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Why is this a useful resource?
  • Timely and relevant
  • Press loves it
  • Visual representation of food purchased speaks
    volumes
  • Provides useful information and education to
    families
  • End of demo, fresh produce can be given away

19
Our Experiences
  • Belvedere Park USDA Summer Health Fair
  • LAUSD District 1 Parent Summit
  • Surgeon General Award to Network for a Healthy
    California event
  • Upcoming appearances…
  • LAUSD Parent Summit - April 25th
  • Parents in Action! Parent Conference- June 6th

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Lessons Learned
  • People often are hung up on brand names
  • Important reinforcements
  • brands are irrelevant in general
  • fresh vs. processed
  • Nutritious vs. laden with sodium, fat, and sugar
  • Not defined as Good Bag or Bad Bag
  • Bag 1 some food items seem to be healthy
  • Importance is amount of servings of nutritious
    food
  • Opportunity to provide additional information
  • Introduce other timely nutrition education or
    current projects

24
USDA Resources
  • Eating Right When is Tight
  • Meal Planning, Shopping and Budgeting
  • Maximizing the Message Helping Moms and Kids
    Make Healthier Food Choices New Core Nutrition
    Messages

25
Resources Available for Download
www.lacollaborative.org
26
Questions?
  • NEXT FACT CONFERENCE CALL
  • Wednesday, April 8th
  • 1000-1130am
  • TO VOLUNTEER AT Eating Right When Moneys Tight
  • Saturday, April 25th
  • LAUSD Parent Summit LA Convention Center
  • Call Jack Thompson (213) 351-7860

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Thank you!
  • BAG GIVEAWAY
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