Cooking demonstrations and proper food selection are important to Nutrition Education--teaching the mother's of malnourished children how to properly wash and handle the foodstuffs, in addition to encouraging them to introduce new vegetables into the stews that are part of their daily food preparation is all part of the program.

Cooking demonstrations and proper food selection are important to Nutrition Education--teaching the mother's of malnourished children how to properly wash and handle the foodstuffs, in addition to encouraging them to introduce new vegetables into the stews that are part of their daily food preparation is all part of the program.

About Nutrition Education

Point Hope teaches an average of 30 new mothers about infant and young child nutrition through counseling and cooking demonstrations.  The mothers learn about how to properly wash, handle and cook the food they prepare daily, as well as learning about other foods available to them that will add extra nutrition (vitamins, minerals and proteins) to the diets of their children and entire household. 

Another service Point Hope offers is to counsel adults, 50 persons on average, on nutrition-related diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure, iron deficiencies, gout, etc.) in regularly scheduled classes and one-on-one sessions.