We have been pleased to see an increase in donations of nutrient rich, wholesome foods. That’s especially important because children represent a large percentage of those we serve. We know good nutrition is essential to successful learning, proper physical growth and future health.
Those in poverty face many challenges. Getting basic nutrition is a significant hurdle and The Idaho Foodbank is working to ease those challenges. One of our most popular programs, Cooking Matters provides hands-on instruction, food and practical ideas for shopping and preparing healthy meals on a tight budget.
The Idaho Foodbank wishes to provide a resource where our partners and the people we work with can find nutritional information as well as recipes that are friendly to any budget.
(Also works on Veggies) – by Don Brown, Idaho Foodbank Food Resource Manager Prep your fruit: Choose ripe or just overly ripe fruits and berries Wash in cold water Remove any blemishes Remove any pits or stones from stone fruits Remove any stems from berries Cut and slice fruits evenly so that they will dry Read More