Nourishing the Community

Nourishing the Communities is a grant funded project that teaches nutrition education in a hands-on cooking environment. Participants will learn how to cook simple and healthy meals while learning about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. 

The overarching goal of this project is to improve dietary intake in diverse, low-income communities in Houston, TX, by providing nutrition education through a culinary arts program. A secondary aim of this project is to build capacity in community centers so that this program can be further disseminated through trained community health workers (CHWs) who can model good nutritional behaviors.