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Relieving Hunger

Relieving Hunger
Relieving Hunger

Nutrition Overview

Matt Talbot has a history of being proactive and innovative in making nutrition a priority. Staff work with guests and volunteer hunger relief teams to encourage preparing meals that include low-fat protein and calcium foods, adequate fruits and vegetables (especially fresh or frozen), low sodium foods, as well as whole grains. Maximizing the overall nutritional content of the meals served at Matt Talbot will help guests prevent or manage chronic conditions related to diet such as obesity, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.

Matt Talbot also has a community garden onsite called "Hope Garden". Matt Talbot plants and maintains a vegetable and herb garden on the grounds with the help of guests and volunteers. Come take a tour if you have never seen our lovely Hope Garden—we’d love to show you around!

Nutrition Classes

Nutrition classes are offered at Matt Talbot every fourth Wednesday of the month at 10 AM. These classes are taught by educators from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. They provide education and guidance on how to prepare nutrient-dense meals and snacks, as well as how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Topics include: 

  • MyPlate
  • Plan: Know What's for Dinner 
  • Shop: Get the Best for Less Shop for Value
  • Check the Facts (nutrition fact labels) - Choosing to Move More Throughout the Day
  • Smart Size Your Portions, the Right Size for You 
  • Fix it Safe (food safety) 

2024 Classes will be held on:

  • February 28
  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 24
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 23
  • November 27

To sign up, visit the reception desk or call (402) 477-4116.