Nutrition and Food Safety Resources

Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank offers cooking, food safety and nutrition training workshops to our network of more than 590 emergency food provider member agencies. Through our classes, member agency food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and child care providers can learn and earn certificates in nutrition and food safety. As of July 1st 2015 all Long Island Cares member EFP’s are required by the New York State Department of Health in accordance with Long Island Cares Agency Agreement to attend Food Safety Sanitation & Nutrition Education Training Workshops during the contract year. Workshops are offered at our Hauppauge, Huntington Station & Freeport Long Island Cares Service Centers.



Thursday, January 18, 2018   9:30a-11:30a
“Build a Betta Breakfast”
Learn how to be more culturally sensitive to your clients food needs, preferences and why breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and how to incorporate different varieties of foods from all nations including but not limited to traditional and non-traditional breakfast grains, proteins, fruits, vegetables, dairy and Vegan food choices.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018   2:00p-4:00p
Soup it Up!
Do your part and take care of your heart by learning why and how preparing your own fresh homemade soup and stock pots can not only taste better, but be better for your health and your emergency food clients in lowering blood pressure, stress and further reducing the risk of heart disease. 

Registration is required please arrive on time.
10 Davids Drive (Kitchen Studio)
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 10:00a-12:00p – Freeport Location
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 2:00p – 4:00p – Hauppauge Location

To register for any of the above workshops: click and complete the form below:
Laura Lynn Workshops Registration Form Jan -March 2018
Fax it to 631-273-1375 or email it to Laura Lynn at lliacono@licares.org.

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COOKSTOCK  Nutrition Education and Basic Cooking Skills certificate workshops for all soup kitchen, shelter, food pantry staff and volunteers. Whether you are cooking and serving the community or packing a pantry bag for a family of 4, utilizing food from our food bank, this program will give you all the nutrition and cooking essentials  you need to feed your clients healthy balanced meals and encourage healthy pantry bag food choice selections for them to prepare at home. Cooking Demonstrations – featuring farm to table fresh produce, heart healthy, diabetic and gluten-free recipes using foods from our food bank inventory conducted in the Kitchen Studio at our  Hauppauge location.  All recipes are easy to prepare and fun. We incorporate shelf stable and fresh foods that are offered whenever possible based on availability through the New York State Department of Health HPNAP, USDA TEFAP and donated food menus to help clients create healthy meals.  We provide recipe handouts as a resource in your food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens for you and your clients to use and enjoy. Our Nutrition Resource Manager, Registered Dietitian and nutrition staff are available as a professional resource to all of our member agencies for questions regarding workshops, cooking demonstrations, nutrition and a healthy diet.  

Click here to see our “Cookstock” class in action on News 12 Long Island!


Eating Healthy On A Budget
American Heart Association Nutrition Center – Healthy Foods to Eat for Under $1.00