Second Harvest Food Bank's Nutrition Services is committed to improving the nutrition and health of low-income families in partnership with our agency programs and community groups.  

Hunger and Health: Making the Connection

Research shows that people experiencing food insecurity are more likely to suffer from diet-related chronic diseases, including high blood pressure and diabetes. Factors contributing to this relationship include:

  • Less resources and access to healthy, affordable food

  • Cycles of limited food intake and overeating

  • High levels of stress due to financial and emotional pressures

  • Targeted marketing of products associated with obesity

  • Limited access to health care

Second Harvest's Nutrition Services team empowers individuals and families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to establish healthier eating habits and maximize their resources for nutritious meals.

Available Nutrition Education Services


Downloadable Tip Sheets

Download one or all of these information sheets, created to support healthy lives and healthy communities. 

You can order free supplies of these materials.


This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- SNAP.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Nutrition Workshops

Second Harvest's Nutrition Services team hosts a variety of nutrition workshops for agency staff and the residents they serve. Contact us to learn more.


Food Tasting & Demos

Using healthy ingredients, our Nutrition Services will prepare a healthy, delicious dish to share with client families, as we talk about planning a healthy plate, reading nutrition facts labels, and more! Contact us about hosting a Tasting & Demo at your program.


Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters® Course

This 6-week course, with versions for adults, families, and children, teaches participants how to select nutritious, low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible.


Contact us about Cooking Matters.


Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters® at the Store

This hands-on grocery store tour teaches participants how to stretch their budget and afford healthy foods. 

Contact us about Cooking Matters.


Recipe Library

Visit Second Harvest's Recipe Library: We continue to add to this library of easy to prepare, healthy, low-cost recipes, so check back often!

Visit Feeding America's Recipe Library: This additional resource features a wealth of tasty, healthy recipes.


Join Us On YouTube

Tune in as our Nutrition Services team members demonstrate how to prepare simple, delicious dishes.


Bookmark us on YouTube.

With gratitude to our partners at YWCA High Point for allowing us to use their awesome kitchen space.

Check out Cooking Matters by Share Our Strength on YouTube:


North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Video Library

A rich collection of videos covering a range of topics from Nutrition for all age groups to My Plate guidance, from Grocery & Food Shopping to Recipes & Cooking Tips, and more!


Visit the SNAP-ED Health Channel.

The work of Second Harvest's Nutrition Services team is supported by:

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina
Share Our Strength

The United States Department of Agriculture

Our amazing donor community

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

3655 Reed St. 

Winston-Salem, NC 27107

Tel: 336-784-5770