Nutrition Education program

Nutrition Education at the Coastal Bend Food Bank (CBFB) inspires change in food choices and behaviors of children and adults so they can live healthier lives. We emphasize a lifestyle rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, water, and daily exercise. We strive to collaborate with other community partners to ensure everyone can access fresh fruits and vegetables.

USDA SNAP-Education partially funds Nutrition Education to deliver no-cost, quality nutrition education through lectures, hands-on cooking classes, and games for children and adults who are receiving SNAP benefits or who are SNAP eligible. Classes are scheduled during the school day for children or after school. Beginning in November of 2023, adult classes can be hosted by any group of 6 or more participants.

Back2Basics Cooking Class

Gain confidence in the kitchen while brushing up on cooking techniques for healthier eating. This 3-week class series greatly emphasizes vegetables, fresh herbs, and spices. Click  to sign up today.

  • Day 1: Make your vegetables taste great
  • Day 2: Utilize fresh herbs to upgrade any dish
  • Day 3: Meal planning for stress-free cooking




Food knowledge and interactive lesson plans for any age to build the healthiest plate yet:

  • Half your plate of fruits and vegetables
  • Whole Grains
  • Lean Protein
  • Bone-Building Dairy
  • Hydrate Right
  • Portion Control




10 Tips

Educational program for all ages designed to promote healthy habits related to:

  • Increasing fruit and vegetable intake
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Drinking more water
  • Shopping for healthy foods on a budget
  • Choosing MyPlate
  • Making healthier food choices during holidays
  • Building a healthier meal
  • Choosing whole grains
  • And more!




Culinary Kits for Kids

Culinary education program for children between the ages of 5 and 15. This program is designed to improve dietary habits, promoting optimal health and well-being. Each program series is 8 weeks long, and children will receive their weekly culinary kit containing the following:

  • 2 recipes with pre-portioned ingredients involving fresh fruits and/or vegetables
  • Educational materials on fruits and vegetables are provided each week
  • Follow-along cooking videos on our YouTube channel at
  • Education on basic culinary skills