Awarded Grants

Cooking and Nutrition Education Innovation for a Healthier El Paso

To implement interactive cooking education programs for 1500 children, grades Kindergarten through 8th, and 1000 adults, in partnership with schools and community organizations in El Paso County, TX.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $481,889.10

Project Start Date: August 1, 2023

Project End Date: July 31, 2025


Common Threads

Contact: Ms. Mimi Chacin

Phone: (786) 316-3273

Program Lead

Jana Renner

Phone: 915-218-2616

PDNHF Initiative: Healthy Eating

A high-quality diet with appropriate daily caloric intake provides essential nutrients, helps people maintain a healthy weight, and decreases their risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. Evidence associates healthy eating with better health outcomes; however, many people do not consume the daily recommended levels of nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, that make up a healthy diet. The Health Foundation’s focus in the Healthy Eating initiative is educational programs, such as nutrition and cooking classes, that influence behavior in selecting, preparing, cooking, and eating healthy foods and policy and promotion activities that encourage healthy eating.

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Foundation Staff: Jana Renner

Healthy Eating

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