Nutrition Education

The East Texas Food Bank’s Nutrition Education program offers nutrition education classes and information to low-income community members by partnering with community organizations and social service agencies serving limited- resource clients. Classes are based on the USDA Guidelines and teach participants about eating nutritiously, shopping on a budget, food safety, cooking, meal planning, eating out, exercise, weight control, and disease prevention.

Cooking Matters™

A six-lesson course, instructed once per week for six weeks, focusing on preparation and shopping for healthy meals on a limited budget.


Get information on how to build a healthier diet, tools for assessment and much more with these MyPlate resources.

Eat Healthy

Eating healthy doesn't have to be hard or cost a lot of money.  A little bit of planning for the week ahead can help your family eat fresh healthy foods on your budget.  Find great tips and recipes from

For more information about Nutrition Education, contact Angie Shoffner.
Donate to the Nutrition Program


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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