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Educational Resources

Educational resources help families, communities and leaders in Guilford County Picture17enhance knowledge and skills that will promote healthy lifestyles, access to food and resources for more economically sustainable communities. Many of these programs provide kids with information about food and healthy eating to help promote long-term healthy lifestyles.

The Edible Schoolyard at the Greensboro Children’s Museum
www.gcmuseum.com/edible-schoolyard
Stephanie Ashton
220 N. Church Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
336-574-2898

Greensboro Children’s Museum strives to enhance the lives of children and families by providing garden to table cooking classes. The Edible Schoolyard program “empowers kids and families to create new food futures through food education.” To do this, the Edible Schoolyard hosts classes, field trips, group tours, and summer camps.

Guilford County Health Department
www.myguilford.com/humanservices/health
1203 Maple Street, Greensboro, NC 27405
336-641-3000

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), the federal food assistance program, helps low income families with assistance for food through their Electronic Benefit Transfer card (EBTcards) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Their purpose is “to end hunger and improve nutrition and health.” The Guilford County Health Department also offers the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program that provide “quality nutrition services for women, infants and children through nutrition, counseling, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, healthy food, referral, breastfeeding support and referrals to health care.”

City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation
www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspxpage=4536
1001 Fourth Street, Greensboro, NC 27405
336-373-4549

City of Greensboro Parks & Recreation aims to reduce food insecurity within Greensboro through partnerships with government agencies and private organizations.  The Community and Plot Gardens program help to bring families and communities together by teaching them how to grow their own vegetables, eat healthy and save money. Parks & Rec helps facilitate the use of public land for community gardens and provide residents with environmental education.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Guilford County Center
www.guilford.ces.ncsu.edu
Guilford County Center
3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC 27405
336-641-2400

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, a joint organization of NC State University and NC A&T University, offers access to various educational programs and resources that benefit farmers, rural and urban residents, families, community leaders, civic leaders and youth. Their mission is to partner with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians.

North Carolina Environmental Education
Guilford Soil and Water Conservation District
www.web.eenorthcarolina.org/net/org/info.aspx?s=100467
Elizabeth Williams
3309 Burlington Road, Room 108, Greensboro, NC 27405
336-641-2440

North Carolina Environmental Education provides formal and nonformal educators with tools they need to enhance their educational programs related to the preservation of natural resources: water and soil.

Recipe for Success
http://www.uncg.edu/ant/nutrition/index.html
Jennifer Hill
jahill4@uncg.edu
PO Box 26170, Greensboro NC 27499
336-334-5132

Recipe for Success is a program of the The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Anthropology Department. The program aims to meet the nutritional needs of low-income families by providing educational workshops for children and adults about the importance of healthy eating and well-being. Their program includes recipes, cooking tips, enjoyable physical activities, and various resources through monthly mailings that include lessons on healthy food choices, grocery shopping tips, and food safety.

Senior Resources of Guilford County
www.senior-resources-guilford.org
info@senior-resources-guilford.org
301 E. Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
336-373-4816

Community Nutrition program offers seniors age 60 and over meals at home and opportunities for socialization. In addition, it provides educational opportunities, health and wellness and recreation programs.

Written By

Photo of Deb FullerDeb FullerCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (336) 641-2433 debra_fuller@ncsu.eduGuilford County, North Carolina
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