Providing information, programs and training grounded in research to help every Nevadan thrive.

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging offers physical activity and nutrition education programs, as well as health promotion to older adults throughout Nevada. The programs provide skills that support making healthy eating choices and encouraging an active lifestyle. Overall, the goal of these programs is to provide educational offerings that improve the health and quality of life of Nevada’s older adult population. https://extension.unr.edu/program.aspx?ID=122

Healthy Eating Programs

A healthy diet helps pave the way to a healthy heart, strong bones and muscles, a sharp mind, and so much more.  Learn more about all the programs offered: https://extension.unr.edu/healthy-eating.aspx

SNAP into Farm-Fresh Foods Program

The SNAP into Farm-Fresh Foods Program in northern Nevada centers on the importance of filling half of your plate with fruits and vegetables while using SNAP benefits to do so. In the one-time 20-60 minute class, you will learn about the closest farmers markets to you that accept SNAP benefits and how to use your SNAP benefits at farmers markets.  Learn more: https://extension.unr.edu/program.aspx?ID=135

Carson City Community Garden

The Community Garden is available to community members who are interested in growing their own vegetables, herbs and flowers. For 18 years, Extension’s Community Garden Program, in partnership with Carson City Parks and Recreation, has offered 25 4-by-16-foot garden beds to new and returning community gardeners. Learn more: https://extension.unr.edu/program.aspx?ID=68

Grow Your Own Nevada

Extension is offering eight “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes in spring and four classes in fall statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food.  Learn more: https://extension.unr.edu/program.aspx?ID=2

Grow Yourself Healthy

Grow Yourself Healthy works with students at Libby Booth Elementary School and Mariposa Academy in Washoe County to increase their willingness to taste new fruits and vegetables, overall consumption of vegetables, and physical activity. The program also aims to decrease their screen time and consumption of sugary drinks.  Learn more: https://extension.unr.edu/program.aspx?ID=58

Healthy Eating on a Budget

The Healthy Eating on a Budget program has been integrated into the TANF Work Readiness workshop as a SNAP-Ed program. The purpose of the 8-lesson series is to provide SNAP recipients with education on healthy nutrition and physical activity practices, food resource management, food safety and food security.  Learn more: https://extension.unr.edu/program.aspx?ID=60

Healthy Kids Festival

The goal of the Healthy Kids Festival is to provide sustainable tools and opportunities for low income families with young children (ages 3-8) to make healthy choices as he/she approaches the adolescent years. The event, hosted by Extension’s All 4 Kids Program in collaboration with local community partners provides long term solutions to childhood obesity through physical activity, healthy eating and other behaviors related to childhood obesity prevention.  Learn more: https://extension.unr.edu/program.aspx?ID=61

Healthy Kids Resource Center

The Healthy Kids Resource Center is a one-stop shop for evidence-based research, resources, curricula, activities and materials that focus on obesity prevention for teachers and parents of young children. It is designed to educate parents and teachers as well as provide the tools needed to teach young children how to live a healthy lifestyle.  Learn more: https://extension.unr.edu/program.aspx?ID=116

Youth Horticulture Education Program

The Youth Horticulture Education Program (YHEP) is a program of Clark County Extension. The program offers horticulture projects for youth, families and educators, in collaboration with community volunteers and partners.  Learn more: https://extension.unr.edu/program.aspx?ID=102

Open-Air Markets

Lutheran Social Services of Nevada holds free, farmer’s market-style food distributions in food desert area around Las Vegas. The items we give away vary depending on availability, but in the past we have included fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, water, crackers and bread, and more! Open-Air Markets are hosted around the valley at different locations throughout the month.

For an up-to-date list of upcoming Open-Air Markets, please see our Facebook events at www.facebook.com/lssnv

Cooking Matters

Lutheran Social Services of Nevada is proud to host Cooking Matters, a six-week, evidence-based course to help teach students learn about nutrition, how to cook healthy meals on a budget, and how to incorporate exercise into their daily lives. Each class provides students with groceries to cook a meal at home and free goodies to help them on their nutrition journey!

For more information, email our Health Educator at gizelle@lssnv.org

DigiMart Food Pantry

LSSN’s DigiMart Food Pantry is the first online, digital food pantry in the country. Clients are able to choose their own food using a computer kiosk at LSSN or from their home computer or smartphone and pick their order up at LSSN. Clients are assigned a certain number of points every month that they may spend to purchase items through the DigiMart while shopping. While we empower our clients to choose the foods they like, we also encourage healthy choices by color-coding items according to their sugar and fat content and by making healthy items cost fewer points.

As a way of transitioning back to how we operated before COVID, we will be ending the drive-up pantry and moving to appointment pickups. Families can schedule to pick up groceries once every two weeks, Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm.

It will be a curbside pickup.

To schedule your pickup time slot:
e-mail pantryreservation@lssnv.org.
call 702-639-1730 ext.103

We are always in need to volunteers to help pack orders and help serve our clients. For more information or to volunteer, contact Tristan Hightower at tristan@lssnv.org.

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