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Community Partnerships: Nutrition Policy in Place

After working closely with our partners and stakeholders, Central Illinois Foodbank has adopted and implemented a new nutrition policy which will help guide us and our partner agencies in promoting healthful food choices for our neighbors.

This new policy puts into practice our already existing commitment to expanding access to nutritious foods for our neighbors. Under this policy, foods will be sorted into three categories: choose rarely (red), choose sometimes (yellow), and choose often (green). Examples of foods in the choose often category include those that are low in fat, sodium, and sugar, such as fresh produce and canned fruits and veggies.

This policy will help guide us in procuring the most healthful foods possible for our neighbors while reaffirming our commitment to providing access to and awareness of healthful foods for all. Funding for this nutrition policy was made possible by Blue Cross Blue Shield through the Nourish grant.