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


Common Threads

Contact: Ms. Linda Novick O'Keefe

Phone: (312) 315-8329

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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