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The Art & Science of Healthy Food Pantry Design

Maryland Food Bank
September 24, 2018
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The Art & Science of Healthy Food Pantry Design

How nutrition education will transform individuals, families, communities, and our entire state.

Maryland Food Bank

September 24, 2018
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  2. The Art & Science of
    Healthy Food Pantry Design
    Erin Michelle Duru, MHS, RD, LDN, Assistant Director for Programs
    University of Maryland
    [email protected]
    Kathy Egan, RDN, Manager Nutrition Programs
    Maryland Food Bank
    [email protected]

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    Welcome
    ü Thank you for your dedication.
    ü What you do really matters.
    ü You are making a difference!
    We hope you enjoy this interactive workshop.

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    What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
    (aka RD/RDN)
    a) That school lunch lady
    b) Food police – take all the fun out of eating
    c) One of those white-coated people seen in hospital hallways
    d) Healthcare professional that may work in clinical setting, food
    service, community, education, retail/supermarket, public health or
    other area….

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    What is University of Maryland Extension Office?
    a) A place that exxxxxtennnnnnds stuff
    b) Movie franchise featuring Masters of the (Garden) Universe
    c) Isn’t that a phone number? What’s the extension?
    d) Statewide program that provides nutrition education programs
    promoting physical activity and healthy eating.

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    Agenda
    Why nutrition matters
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    Your work changes lives
    Polling – Q & A
    Nutrition education activities
    Share ideas & resources
    Introductions

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    • Mission: Provide nutrition education programs that assist individuals and
    families in making healthy eating and physical activity choices.
    • State-Level Goals:
    – Establish policies, practices, and physical environments that promote healthy eating and
    physical activity
    – Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables by low income youth and families
    – Increase access to fruits and vegetables for low-income youth and families
    A little about FSNE
    University of Maryland Extension

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    • Focus Areas in Maryland:
    – Food Access Sites: food banks, pantries, and farmers’ markets
    – Youth Focused Sites: Schools, preschools, and afterschool/out of school programs
    • Food Banks and Pantries:
    – Provide nutrition education resources for clients
    – Work with staff and volunteers to identify and train on policies, systems, and environmental
    changes (ie food packaging, marketing, verbal nudging, healthy donations)
    A little about FSNE
    University of Maryland Extension

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    • Is Your Pantry Ready to Make (or continue to make) Healthy Changes?
    – Are staff motivated and open to training opportunities?
    – Does your site have the capacity to make changes?
    – Is your site willing to make a healthy food procurement or donation policy?
    • Interested in Learning More About FSNE:
    – www.extension.umd.edu/fsne (background information)
    – www.eatsmart.umd.edu (client educational resources, recipes etc.)
    A little about FSNE
    University of Maryland Extension

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    • We believe that good nutrition is essential to reducing food insecurity
    • Manager, Nutrition Programs position created Nov 2017
    • Coming this year - the first Nutrition Policy for MFB
    – Simple, overview
    – Non-judgmental philosophy, meet people where they are
    – Support healthy choices (not dictate or criticize)
    • N’EAT – Nutrition Education Activity Team
    – Currently recruiting nutrition education volunteers
    A little about FSNE
    University of Maryland Extension

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    Why Nutrition Matters
    • Many rely on food pantries for long periods of time1
    • Higher rates of chronic, nutrition-related diseases among low income populations2
    • Health, learning and emotions are impacted by poor nutrition3
    • Food insecurity, poor health and medical costs are interrelated4
    It takes more than food to end hunger

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    Your Work Changes Lives
    • 37 million meals distributed annually through MFB Network
    • Statewide Impact – From the West, through Central, down South and
    Eastern Shore. MFB works out of Hagerstown, Baltimore & Salisbury
    Nutrition strategies employed by Food Pantries

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    “Overall, the customers’
    ideal pantry design was
    similar to a grocery store.”

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    “Such efforts should focus on making healthy food
    choices, the easy, appealing, and accessible choice
    at the food pantry.”

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    “We find that placing protein bars at the front
    of the display relative to the end of the display
    leads to an odds ratio of 2.140… ”

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  16. Polling Questions
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    We need your input
    Greatest Rewards Biggest Challenges Network
    Dream Big Nutrition Policy Volunteers

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    Fun & Easy Nutrition Education!
    • Today, we’ll create some quick, inexpensive activities
    • Overview of activities (see packet on table)
    • Each table has materials to create one activity
    • 15 minutes
    • Re-group and share thoughts

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