Awarded Grants

Hands-On Cooking and Nutrition Education for El Paso Students and Families

To implement interactive cooking education programs for 850 children, grades Kindergarten through 8th, and 530 adults in partnership with schools and community organizations in El Paso County, TX.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $212,905.00

Project Start Date: August 1, 2022

Project End Date: July 31, 2023

Grantee

Common Threads

Contact: Ms. Linda Novick O'Keefe

E-mail: linda@commonthreads.org
Phone: (512) 879-3412

Program Lead

Jana Renner

E-mail: jrenner@pdnfoundation.org
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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