Since its launch in April 2011, Hunger Actions has empowered low income mothers across the Lower Mainland to lead a healthy lifestyle on a tight budget for themselves and their families. This year, Hunger Actions merged with Count On Me to provide participants with financial literacy, as well as nutrition. This portion of the program hosts interactive workshops that teach nutritional meal planning on a limited budget, smart shopping tips and instill financial literacy skills. The program also includes group cooking sessions to demonstrate how fun cooking and eating nutritious food can be.
Participants are guided towards obtaining optimal levels of health and establishing these habits among their families. We aim to make all workshops interactive and engaging for all participants so that parents can learn, while having a good time. Through activities, handouts and discussions, participants are given the opportunity to personally apply the knowledge and skills they learn hands on. Participants also are guided to create weekly goals to help parents begin to develop good habits and track their results.
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