Key Takeaways:

A virtual learning platform developed for older adults, GetSetUp is uniquely positioned to provide vital SNAP Nutrition Education services to organizations.

March is National Nutrition Month, and GetSetUp would like to invite the community to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits. Throughout the month, GetSetUp will be featuring a series of nutrition classes on the benefits of good nutrition as well as culinary inspiration to put your nutritional knowledge to practice!

During National Nutrition Month we also want to acknowledge that millions of older adults are dealing with hunger or can't meet their food needs. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) roughly 7.3 million older adults in the U.S. are food insecure. 

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest domestic hunger safety net program helping low-income people achieve food security. In a related program, also funded by the USDA’s Food & Nutrition Service (FNS), SNAP-Ed is an educational program that helps people lead healthy lives, teaches them how to shop for and cook healthy meals, how to make their SNAP dollars stretch, and how to stay physically active.

As a virtual learning platform developed specifically for older adults, GetSetUp is uniquely positioned to provide vital SNAP Nutrition Education services to state and local organizations that are responsible for the administration of federally aided public assistance programs.

GetSetUp has partnerships in over 30 states working with aging agencies to reduce social isolation and address the digital divide among the older adult community. We are also able to help address food insecurity under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act to ensure older adults in need have the information to make good food choices and lead healthy lives. 

If you are interested in learning more about how GetSetUp can help with SNAP-ed-related initiatives during National Nutrition Month and beyond, please contact Patrick Pernia at 

In the meantime, join us throughout March as we recognize National Nutrition Month with classes on the benefits of good nutrition as well as culinary inspiration to put your nutritional knowledge to practice.

A table filled with healthy food.

The basics of nutrition

Basic Nutrition - What You Need to Understand

Nutrition is important, yet people often fail to consume the proper amount of vitamins and minerals based on recommended dietary intake. This class will guide you through the benefits and best practices of proper nutrition. You’ll learn nutrition basics, the four factors that affect nutrition as we age, and three important choices for older adults.

Eating for Health

Join this class to learn about the healthiest, most energizing foods and how to incorporate them into your diet. Learn how to plan health-promoting meals and use food to manage the conditions that are thought to be a normal part of aging. Led by Brooke Bussard, M.D., Health Coach, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist.

Talking about nutrition 

Let's Talk Cooking and Food

Enjoy cooking or want to chat with others about food-related things? Join this session to talk with GetSetUp Guide, Deb about all things cooking. We'll share recipes, techniques, meal planning tips, and more.

Nutrition Facts and Fallacies

Having a hard time separating fact from fiction when hearing the latest news on food and nutrition? In this community-led session, facilitator and registered dietitian nutritionist Melanie P., a recent retiree from a 45-year career in nutrition communications, will help you translate the latest science without ever forgetting the joy of eating! The session is based on the interests of the participants and strategies that we all can apply for better health based on the latest research.

Gluten-Free Eating

There are various reasons to become gluten-free: celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, healing the gut, reducing inflammation, or other reducing symptoms of autoimmune diseases. Join this session to share information with peers and provide support for each other.

Healthy recipes

7 Healing Foods & 7 Simple Recipes

Natural, nutrient-dense foods are proven to positively impact health, slow the effects of aging, and promote longevity. We explore the healing powers of seven foods and how to incorporate them into quick recipes.

Simply Delicious Meatless Recipes

Do you want to enjoy more meatless recipes? Then, join us for a community-led discussion group to share recipes. Discover meatless alternatives, simple meatless dishes, and socialize with other Learners with similar interests.

Healthy Aging with a Holistic Plant-Based Lifestyle

Learn about the benefits of adopting a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle and how plants can heal. Then, learn how to transition to a plant-only lifestyle. Change your mind and change your life!

Healthy Breakfast Ideas and Recipes

Looking for ways to get your day off to a nutrition-packed start with whole food breakfast ideas? Each session will focus on different recipes for breakfast to help you expand your daily choices.

Healthy Snacks: Energy Balls

Sometimes just a little bite of something sweet is just what we need. Wouldn't it be nice to indulge without guilt? In this session, we'll make nutritious bite-sized snacks that are perfect with morning coffee, as an afternoon pick-me-up, or as an after-dinner treat. 

Baking Basics: Baking with Whole Grains

Whole grains have many benefits, such as fiber and other nutrients. Learn some tips on baking with whole grains so you can have your baked goods and nutrition too. In this class, we will also go over recipe ideas and inspirations.

Baking Desserts with Hidden Vegetables & Fruits

You can make your desserts more nutritious using a variety of vegetables and fruits in your baking. It’s a great way to incorporate the health benefits they have to offer. Learn how to make tasty, nutritious desserts by "hiding" vegetables and fruits in them and watch a demonstration

Learn more about the GetSetUp National Nutrition Month Series here.

May 17, 2022
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