Matt Talbot has a history of being proactive and innovative in making nutrition a priority. Staff work with 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!
Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach is holding Nutrition classes the 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Classes taught by Meredith Kuca, Nutrition Education Program UNL/SNAP-Ed
The 7 lessons are:
- 2/22 - The MyPlate
- 3/22 - Plan: Know What's for Dinner
- 4/26 - Shop: Get the Best for Less
- 5/24 - Shop for Value, Check the Facts (nutrition fact labels)
- 6/28 - Choosing to Move More Throughout the Day
- 7/26 - Smart Size Your Portions, the Right Size for You
- 8/23 - Fix it Safe (food safety)
Please sign up at the reception desk for each class or call 402.477.4116. If you attend all seven classes you will receive a $25 gift card.
Classes are held at Matt Talbot.
Contact Victoria O'Neil, Director of Hunger Relief & Volunteerism, for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).