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Healthy Androscoggin:
Supporting Healthy Eating and Local Foods

Healthy Androscoggin promotes healthy eating for our community. We support our local farms and provide you with the resources to learn how to eat healthy, even on a budget.

Healthy Androscoggin partners with other organizations to promote healthy eating.

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Services offered by Healthy Androscoggin’s SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators:

  • Grocery Tours- Learn how to shop on a budget
  • Cooking classes for adults and teens
  • Nutrition education at your school or childcare
  • Nutrition education for seniors

For a full calendar of upcoming nutrition education events in Androscoggin County:

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For a listing of food pantries and local farmers markets, Click Here

Additional Local Community Resources

Androscoggin County Farm Guide

Healthy Androscoggin seeks to promote healthy eating and buying local. We hope this Androscoggin County Farm Guide helps you accomplish both.

St. Mary’s Nutrition Center: Lot’s to Gardens

Offers support in growing your own food, buying affordable fresh food and learning to cook healthy meals. They also provide resources and materials for gardening, cooking, nutrition education, as well as training programs for youth and adults.

208 Bates Street, Lewiston, ME
(207) 755-3110
www.stmarysmaine.com

WIC Nutrition Program

WIC offers food and nutrition information, breastfeeding support, and medical referrals for mothers, pregnant women, infants and children up to five years old through one-on-one and group counseling.

79 Main Street, Auburn, ME
(207) 795-4016

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides nutrition education, food preservation and food safety information, and resources for small food businesses in Maine.

24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME
(207) 353-5550

Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn

The Good Food Council for Lewiston-Auburn (GFCLA) was created in the summer of 2012 to create and support improvements to the food system of the L-A community.

The Androscoggin Farm to School Work Group

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the farm to school initiative? FMI: contact Emily Horton at 330-7895

Additional Nutrition Resources

ChooseMyPlate.gov
The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups. It has replaced the MyPyramid image as the government’s primary food group symbol as an easy-to-understand visual cue to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Eating Healthy on a Budget
Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost more. Use these tips and materials to help you make choices that are not only healthy but also economical.

Fruits and Veggies More Matters
Meal planning and other resources and tips for eating fruits and veggies (formerly the 5 a Day program).

Hannaford’s Healthy Living Classes
Classes are FREE,  taught by a registered or certified dietitian, and often include handouts, food samples, recipes, and a store tour

American Dietetic Association
Organization of food and nutrition professionals providing information about good nutrition.

Nutrition information for Older People
Nutrition information for elders from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Let’s Go! Androscoggin
Information on healthy eating and active living for you and your children.

Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council
Nutrition education organization funded by Maine diary farmers and processors.

Maine Nutrition Council
Focus on education, research and advocacy.

Healthy Androscoggin’s nutrition education program is made possible in part through Maine SNAP-Ed. Maine SNAP-Ed is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and implemented through a contract with the University of New England (UNE). Maine’s SNAP-Ed utilizes the Healthy Maine Partnership agencies statewide as access points for SNAP-Ed delivery. The program strives to educate Maine SNAP recipients on low cost, healthy eating and active lifestyles.

If you are interested in SNAP Benefits, please click here.