March is National Nutrition Month
Arkansas Foodbank is thrilled to partner with our friends at Ambetter from Arkansas Health & Wellness. Ambetter is dedicated to Helping Arkansas Live Better. Because healthy nutrition is critical to good health, they are proud to partner with the Arkansas Foodbank in our mission to provide families with access to nutritious food.
We will have a lot of great ways for folks to connect with us and our mission especially in regards to nutrition and nutrition education all month long. Check out the calendar below. If you want more details or want to participate in any activities like the Poverty Simulation please contact our Nutritionist, Lauren Allbritton 501.569.4327.
- Facebook Live events every Tuesday
- 19 blog posts
- Challenges to donate and volunteer
- In Store Cooking Matters Tour
- Community Poverty Simulation Experience
- Year Long Nutrition Outreach Funded
Download the calendar here.
At the Arkansas Foodbank, we understand that healthy bodies and minds require nutritious meals at every age. However, 1 in 5 Arkansans face inconsistent access to adequate amounts of nutritious food needed to live healthy, active lives.
The county-level analysis that is part of Map the Meal Gap indicates that counties with the highest rates of food insecurity also have a higher prevalence of diabetes, obesity and persons with a form of disability.
As part of the Arkansas Foodbank’s commitment to Partnership for Healthier America to increase the demand for healthier foods, we offer our member agencies and clients a variety of nutrition education resources.
Check out our monthly nutrition newsletter!
Intern and Volunteer Opportunities
We support and educate future and current public health and nutrition professionals through partnerships with local universities, hospitals, and organizations. Nutrition volunteers assist with nutrition education and program development and evaluation.
For more information on volunteer opportunities available with the Nutrition Education Program contact our Nutritionist, Lauren Allbritton 501.569.4327