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


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by

(1)mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
(3) email:

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