Nutrition Education

Nutrition Education Program and Policy

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley’s nutrition policy and nutrition education program are designed to help our clients make nutritious choices for themselves and their families, while aligning with the latest nutritional science. We are committed to supporting the health and well-being of our clients.

Because our clients are in an area with one of the highest costs of living in the nation, many are having to make difficult choices between paying for food, housing, medication, transportation and other necessities. With limited budgets come limited nutritional options as well.

Check out the complete Nutrition Education Program and Policy that guides our work!

Another goal we have is to encourage clients to eat the healthy food they receive. We honor client choice and cultural preferences regarding food selection. Second Harvest’s online Nutrition Center offers a diverse collection of multilingual recipes, training, and cooking videos, all accessible 24/7. We maintain the latest nutrition education resources for our partner agencies and clients, both online and at our Nutrition Education centers at our Curtner and Bing locations. Additionally, we give regular presentations on customized nutrition topics for our agencies upon request. To see our nutrition education in action, check out our Facebook Group page.

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Safe food is the best food

Along with ensuring food is healthy, we make sure all food is safe. The entire Nutrition Department is ServSafe certified to provide high-quality technical assistance both internally and to our agencies. We give two free trainings a month for our agencies and direct-service sites to keep up to date on food safe practices.

Interested in helping with our nutrition objectives? Visit our education and outreach volunteer page.