Nourishing Norwalk

The Norwalk Health Department and the Healthy For Life Project wants everyone to make healthy choices. By providing our community with information, resources, skills, and support, we aim to make the healthy choice the easy choice. 

Nourishing Norwalk is a resource page with reliable information, tips, and resources for all things healthy eating. Whether you're looking for budget-friendly recipes, tips for choosing healthier options, or nutrition information about different foods, we’ve got you covered!

Monthly Spotlight! Help Shape the Next Dietary Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services join forces every five years to update the Dietary Guidelines for Americans using the latest, science-based nutrition guidance. These guidelines serve as a cornerstone of nutrition policy and help Americans make dietary choices that will improve their health, as well as promote and elevate nutrition security throughout the country. 

The USDA and HHS are beginning to develop the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and have posted a series of proposed scientific questions for public comment. They need your help! 

From now, until May 16th 2022, you have the ability to provide feedback on the proposed questions and have the ability to inform the development process from the very start. To see the list of proposed questions and to place your comments visit here.   


Nutrition Information

Kids

Immune System Info

Adults and Seniors

Adults and Seniors Nutrition Info

Boost Your Immune System

Kids Nutrition Info

Recipes

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Grocery Shopping on a Budget 

Eating healthy while sticking to your food budget is possible, all you need is a plan! Discover the many ways to eat healthy while staying within your grocery store budget.  

Healthy for Life Project Partnerships 

Healthy for Life Project members are working to help the Greater Norwalk area eat well. Here are just a few of our projects.

  • GLEAN-ings Newsletters and Harvest of the Month: Monthly newsletters and education materials, created through a partnership between Food Corps Connecticut, Norwalk Public Schools, and the Healthy for Life Project. Read more here.
  • Norwalk Food Access Initiative: The Norwalk Coalition of community organizations and individuals working to reduce food insecurity and increase access to healthy food. Projects include conducting a Community Food Assessment, creating a guide to food pantries and meal services, and outreach about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Read more here
  • Eat Well Healthy Restaurant and Market Program: Looking for tips to make healthier choices when you're eating out or grabbing food to go? The Eat Well Healthy Restaurant Program can help! Read more here.