Public Health Nutrition

Public Health Nutrition

As a Public Health Nutrition Department, we strive to help create community wide changes in attitude, policy, and ultimately behaviors that promote the health and well-being in our community.

Our program focuses on helping people make small changes that can make a big difference in their lives. We are available to do classroom style presentations on various nutrition education topics. We also provide educational booths, food demonstrations, cooking classes, and technical assistance. We have several programs we offer to our community like our Fit Families Afterschool Program and the Lifestyle Change Program. Both programs we partner with schools, worksites and other organizations to provide nutrition education and physical activities to promote healthier lifestyles though better food choices and increase physical activity to decrease and prevent chronic illnesses among our participants. We also partner with community organizations to provide community events and initiatives promoting healthy families.

Our Featured Services

  • Nutrition Education through classes, presentations, conferences, and health fairs.
  • Nutrition trainings/ in-service on general nutrition topics for worksites and organizations.
  • Group cooking classes and demonstrations on healthy eating, emphasizing fruits and vegetables.
  • Intervention and Prevention program such as Fit Families and Lifestyle Change Programs. The focus is to

    promote healthy eating and physical activity habits.

Community Events

Nutrition Recipe Videos

Blue Corn Banana Bread

Tired of seeing those over ripped bananas on the counter… Here is a twist to a traditional Banana Bread recipe with a heap of healthy blue corn flour. Blue corn flour provides fiber and is packed with antioxidants.

Guacamole Dip

Avocados are a great source of vitamins and minerals. They are full of healthy, beneficial fats that help to keep you full and satisfied. When you consume fat, your brain receives a signal to turn off your appetite. Eating healthy fats supports skin health, enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. This is why we are recommending this awesome and easy guacamole recipe for the upcoming hot summer days as a snack to enjoy.

Peanut Butter Crunch Bites

Need a snack on the go or hold you over until the next meal?

Blue Corn Mush

Take your traditional Blue Corn Mush to a healthier level by incorporating more fruit into your diet. Forget the table sugar and add fruits for natural sweetness with a burst of vitamins and minerals. To pack your Blue Corn Mush with more “Oomph,” try adding nuts to provide healthy fats, protein, minerals, and vitamins. This recipe is great for breakfast or a snack.

Avocado Chocolate-Pudding

Satisfy your sweet tooth craving with this decadent Chocolate Avocado Pudding. One might be skeptical about the taste of avocado and chocolate but we promise that the combination is a match made in food heaven. The flavor tends to be much milder and once combined with the other ingredients. The trick is to use good avocados, meaning you want them to be green and a little soft, not brown or stringy.

Avocado Chocolate Cake

Avocado is high in (good) fat and has a creamy, velvety texture. In baking, avocado can replace butter, shortening, and sometimes even eggs. It makes desserts incredibly moist and rich while contributing to their overall health benefits.

Cauliflower Bites with Dips/Sauces

Looking to incorporate more vegetables into your diet? Try these easy-to-make spicy cauliflower bites paired with easy-to-make dips to cool the palate. They are baked to make them a little healthier and easier on the waistline. Unlike chicken wings, cauliflower is free of cholesterol and low in fat and saturated fat. It's also packed with fiber and antioxidants, making it a powerful food for heart health!

Cauliflower Broccoli Cheese Casserole

This is an easy way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. It is so delicious that you will be making it multiple times a week. Visit Public Health Nutrition's webpage for more recipes.