The Island Harvest Nutrition and Wellness Task Force was developed to help the clients visiting our member agencies to become aware of healthy options and build the resource skills needed to prepare, cook and eat healthier foods for themselves and their families. Our goal is to provide nutrition and wellness education to the community through printed and electronic materials, presentations, recipes and food demonstrations. There are many barriers to consuming healthy food which include; cost, availability, lengthy time in preparation, and decreased knowledge about food preparation. The Island Harvest Nutrition and Wellness Task Force will address these barriers with clients to become more food secure and improve their overall health.
Mary Ellen Grimes, RDN and Kathy Emmett, RDN are our in-house Nutrition Coordinators. Both have extensive experience working in the community.
For more information about the Nutrition and Wellness Task Force or to bring the services to your program, please contact Mary Ellen or Kathy at at 631-873-4775 or Maryellen@islandharvest.org or Kathleen@islandharvest.org.