Visiting the food pantry isn’t like visiting the grocery store; clients don’t always have the time or ability to look over nutrition labels or choose from different options. Having the Healthy Choice signs makes it much easier for clients to choose healthy options because it on display for them in a clear manner. All of the pantries involved utilize the healthy choice signage and clients have indicated that it makes it easier for them to choose the healthier options since they don’t have to think twice about it.
Dietary Restrictions Checklists
The Well Fed Collaborative has created dietary guideline checklists to help clients in the pantries that have dietary restrictions or guidelines to follow. These lists are available for both food pantry volunteers for reference while clients are at the pantry, or for clients to take home and reference in daily life. Checklists were created for the following restrictions: high blood pressure, dental sensitivity, diabetes, gluten-free, homelessness and heart disease. These checklists cover all categories of food choices including: fruits, vegetables, dairy, grains, proteins, fats/oils, and beverages.