Sugar Overload Season and Healthy Alternatives

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle delivers fresh produce in low income neighborhoods through Mobile Markets, meeting people at their point of need.  Did you know we also provide nutrition lessons and cooking demonstrations at these mobile markets to help families prepare the fresh produce they receive in healthful, safe, and tasty ways? It's fall, and the cooler weather has begun to set in. With the change in season often comes warm, rich, sweet dishes and sugary foods.  So this month, our Food Matters Nutrition Education team is focusing on teaching people at Mobile Markets how to reduce their sugar intake and locate where extra sugar can sneak into our diets (like in sodas, condiments, and even salad dressings).

We're showing people how to make some healthy alternatives to sodas using seltzer water and 100% fruit juice to make a fizzy drink that both kids and adults can enjoy. We're also demonstrating how to prepare simple smoothies for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack. Smoothies are great when you crave something sweet and/or creamy, while giving you an extra serving of fruit!

Want to get involved with our Nutrition Education programs? Now is the time! We're still looking for a few more volunteers for our Food Day event this Thursday, October 24th! Find all the details here.