Awarded Grants

Cultivating Health through Foodways Education in School and Community Spaces

To conduct and evaluate training and technical support to 600 teachers and community educators in school and community gardening, nutrition, and cooking education in Doña Ana County, NM, and El Paso, TX.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $562,251.00

Project Start Date: August 1, 2023

Project End Date: July 31, 2024


La Semilla Food Center

Contact: Ms. Mary Snyder

Phone: (575) 882-2393

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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