Awarded Grants

Community Optimization and Expansion of Taster Space, a Food Education Program

To implement a food exposure and education program to improve food literacy and fruit and vegetable consumption among 270 Kindergarten through 5th graders in El Paso, TX.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $134,208.00

Project Start Date: July 1, 2023

Project End Date: June 30, 2024


Desert Spoon Food Hub

Contact: Ms. Adriana Clowe

Phone: (832) 971-7123

Program Lead

Jana Renner

Phone: 915-218-2616

PDNHF Initiative: Healthy Eating

A high-quality diet with appropriate daily caloric intake provides essential nutrients, helps people maintain a healthy weight, and decreases their risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. Evidence associates healthy eating with better health outcomes; however, many people do not consume the daily recommended levels of nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, that make up a healthy diet. The Health Foundation’s focus in the Healthy Eating initiative is educational programs, such as nutrition and cooking classes, that influence behavior in selecting, preparing, cooking, and eating healthy foods and policy and promotion activities that encourage healthy eating.

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Foundation Staff: Jana Renner

Healthy Eating

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