Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) works to feed our neighbors literally and figuratively, offering educational opportunities to improve the future health of families and individuals in need. Classes through SFBFS’ Health & Nutrition program teach students how to grow, harvest, prepare and enjoy their own garden. In an effort to address the root of health issues within our community, SFBFS also partners with agencies to distribute health and nutrition information such as managing diabetes and combating obesity.

Nutrition Classes

Classes are offered at both SFBFS campuses and series are taught in English and Spanish. Must be 18 years old to attend. Childcare is available for children ages 0 – 5 and participants will receive free recipes and kitchen supplies. Parent Education clients will receive Baby Bucks after completing all five classes. Make up classes are not available and space is limited. For more information, e-mail the Nutrition Education Coordinator or call (916) 925-3240.

Upcoming Health & Nutrition classes 

English 5 - Series Nutrition Class
Dates: Fridays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8
Time: 11am – 12pm
Location: E&T room 101A/B
Contact: Martin Del Real Navarro (Health Educator)
Phone: (916) 779-3408

Demonstration Garden

SFBFS started teaching workshops in our Demonstration Garden in May 2012. Gardening classes include introduction to gardening, composting, pest management, irrigation, healthy food choices and more. The Demonstration Garden includes a greenhouse, composting and vermicomposting bins, large production beds along with other demonstration areas and an outdoor kitchen table where clients can learn to prepare food they cultivate and harvest. For more information, e-mail the Garden Coordinator or call (916) 456-1980.

Recipe Cards

Click on a fruit or vegetable below to reveal a healthy and easy recipe your family will enjoy!