Successful Community Nutrition Ideas
Your community nutrition program ideas, plus our licensed dietitian nutritionists make a healthy, winning combination! We have experience working with government health departments, food businesses and food donation centers creating, editing, refining and promoting science-based community nutrition programs. Our community nutrition services can help you stretch your grant dollars by soliciting business donations, getting community “buy-in”, and obtaining free media for promotion. Whether it’s a creative Meals on Wheels program, writing healthy recipes for a food pantry, improving restaurant meals, or promoting healthier hydration, we can help you make it successful!
Check out these Community Nutrition Services success stories:
Chelsea Area Welness Project
Chelsea Area Wellness Initiative hired Dietitian on Wheels,® as a traveling dietitian consultant, to promote their Michigan 5 healthy towns wellness initiative. During our community-wide presentation, we encouraged food retailers to take advantage of individual dietitian business consultations. During our consultations, we encourage food retailers to launch their own healthy food programs. When they participated, their programs were were then funded, marketed and promoted within their communities. This resulted in some area grocery stores hiring dietitians to promote healthier foods to their customers. Additionally, local corner stores brought in more fresh fruits and vegetables for their local communities.
Our Convenience Store Work at Kwik Trip, Inc.
Dietitian on Wheels® provided traveling dietitian consulting services to Kwik Trip, Inc., a chain of 400+ Wisconsin-based convenience stores. During our work, we helped develop the Eat Smart Menu Guide, promoted a healthier concession program, and started their collaborative work with the Partnership for a Healthier America. We went on to promote their healthy eating programs within community collaboratives such as; The La Crosse County Healthy Living Collaboration, Live Well Winona, Making it Better Olmsted County, and Dodge Refreshed. This resulted in Dietitian on Wheels® being part of Leadership Teams in Freeborn, Rice, Mower, Faribault and Martin Counties in MN. Our success also resulted in Kwik Trip hiring a full-time registered dietitian as part of their product development team!
Faribault, Martin and Watonwon Counties
Faribault, Martin and Watonwon County Health Department in Minnesota hired Dietitian on Wheels® to provide traveling dietitian consultant services to restaurants and food retailers as part of their Statewide Health Improvement funding. Here, we collaborated with restaurant owners and food retailers to promote the healthier food options as part of the Eat Well! menu initiative, and Eat Well! Healthier Cornerstore Initiative, increasing their bottom line while improving the health of their communities.
A Nutritious Dish…in a matter of minutes!
A Nutritious Dish…in a matter of minutes!™ was a highly successful collaborative educational cooking series between HGTV in Winona, MN, Winona Volunteer Services and Dietitian on Wheels.® During this series, we taught area residents how to choose, store and prepare a nutritious seasonal fruit or vegetable each week. This was then part of the local TV news line-up, reaching even more people in the community. Recipes videos were then used and distributed by Channel One Regional Food Bank and other food banks across Minnesota to encourage food shelf recipients to eat more fruits and vegetables.