Greater Bergen Community Action
GBCA and Rutgers Partner to Provide Nutrition Education to Head Start Families
Cliffside Park, NJ – GBCA and The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station have partnered to provide GBCA Head Start families with a ten week nutritional workshop series provided by EFNEP (Expanded Food & Nutrition Program). The workshop classes are designed to teach the families about Food Security, Dietary Quality, Physical Activity, Food Safety Practices, Resource Management and Shopping Practices, and How to Gain Access to Food Resources and Assistance Programs. Classes were run by Luz Santana of EFNEP. Each class was initiated with a ten minute power walk exercise video to promote the importance of physical activity. The presenter then used visual aids such as food portion samples and ingredient labels as part of the workshop’s education.
About GBCA’s Head Start/Early Head Start
GBCA’s Head Start/Early Head Start programs are open to all income eligible families. All services are responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage. GBCA Head Start/Early Head Start families gain easy access to all appropriate services and programs of GBCA, including housing, education and financial/banking resources. For more information or to enroll, go to www.GBCAHeadStart.org.