The Family Place offers nutrition classes in conjunction with Children’s Hospital Community Health Center at Adam’s Morgan clinic. The nutrition program was created in response to the growing need of a community eager to learn more about healthy habits concerning food and their overall health. Recent studies have shown how the Latino community and most of all recent immigrants are more subject to obesity, high cholesterol, and other nutrition related illnesses. The nutrition class covers topics such as the nutritional values in food, calories, and cholesterol as well as how to prepare healthy snacks and teach children about healthy food habits. For most of the students, this is the very first time discussing these topics. During the 11 week class program, students learn how to be healthy on a budget, while appreciating healthy food from their home country. During the final session of the class, participant visit a local grocery store with their teacher and apply their knowledge. Nutrition class meets at TFP every Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm for eleven weeks, and runs constantly throughout the year.
To learn more about the nutrition class and how to enroll in the program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-265-0149.