S.T.R.E.T.C.H. Cards - Nutrition


S.T.R.E.T.C.H. - Nutrition No. 12

Meal Programs
Group Homes

When planning meals for your guests, do you:
  • Include food from all groups within the Food Guide Pyramid?
  • Select foods moderate in fat, sugar, and salt?
  • Provide menu variety?
  • Provide for special needs (i.e. vegetarian, pregnant women, young children, elderly, diabetic, etc.)?

S.T.R.E.T.C.H. - Nutrition No. 13

Food Pantries

When preparing food bags for your guests, do you:
  • Include food from all groups within the Food Guide Pyramid?
  • Provide recipes/instructions for using foods?
  • Modify food bag contents to reflect client needs/preferences (i.e. vegetarian, pregnant women, young children, elderly, diabetic, etc.)?
  • Limit the amount of foods that are high in fat, sugar, or salt?

S.T.R.E.T.C.H. - Nutrition No. 14

Meal Programs
Soup Kitchens

When planning meals for your guests, do you:
  • Limit the use of fat, sugar, and salt?
  • Provide menu variety?
  • Include food from all groups within the Food Guide Pyramid?

S.T.R.E.T.C.H. - Nutrition No. 15

Food Banks

When working with your member agencies, do you:
  • Provide food from all groups within the Food Guide Pyramid?
  • Help agencies select/identify foods from all groups within the Food Guide Pyramid?
  • Encourage agencies to try new foods?
  • Supply agencies with information on using new foods?

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Dates, times and locations of the mobiles in Hamilton Co for June and July

Date Time
June 5 Noblesville Hamilton County Fairgrounds 2003 Pleasant Street Noblesville 10a-12noon
June 12 Hamilton Heights High School 25802 State Rd 19 Arcadia 4p-6p
June 19 Sheridan Marian Adan High School 2024185 Hensley Rd Sheridan 4p-6p
July 10 Noblesville Hamilton County Fairgrounds 10a-12noon
Hamilton Heights High School 25802 State Rd 19 Arcadia 4p-6p
July 24 Sheridan Marian Adan High School 2024185 Hensley Rd Sheridan 4p-6p
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