Nutrition education helps food bank users eat healthier

Survey data from a California program that provides nutrition education, based on the MyPlate model, to low-income residents who use the Second Harvest Food Bank found 46% of people in an intervention group used the help to prepare more vegetables, compared with 10% of a control group that did not get the assistance. The intervention group also was more likely to ensure their family ate foods in all five food groups daily.

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