Equipping Low-Income Families with Healthy Meals Having a Healthy Meal Should Be an Option for Everyone

March was an important month for nutrition, with both National Nutrition Month and National Kidney Month celebrated. To support these initiatives, SOME has been actively promoting healthy eating among our residents through their wellness program staff, who have been teaching residents how to prepare nutritious meals. 

Low-income individuals and families are particularly vulnerable to the effects of poor nutrition. Access to nutritious food can be a challenge for those living in poverty, and unhealthy diets can contribute to health problems that further exacerbate poverty. SOME’s Wellness Program can make a real difference in the lives of these individuals. 

Similarly, our Single Adult Housing program has been conducting hands-on cooking classes at some of their properties, including Anna Cooper House, the Conway Center, and Jeremiah House. The classes are called “Cooking the Healthy Plate” and focus on teaching residents how to prepare healthy meals. At other properties, the program focuses on the impact of nutrition on maintaining and managing kidney health.

By teaching residents how to prepare healthy meals and providing education on the importance of nutrition, SOME is empowering low-income individuals to take control of their health and well-being. By providing access to nutritious food and the knowledge and skills needed to prepare healthy meals on a budget, SOME is helping to break the cycle of poverty and poor health. 

Healthy eating is important for everyone. By empowering residents to take control of their health, SOME is helping to improve the lives of those in need. 

Click here to see the Italian Sausage and Bean Soup Recipe that residents cooked!