Food and Money Basics (FMB) is an adult learning curriculum based on the USDA Guidelines for Americans and Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The FMB class series is developed for single adults and kupuna throughout Hawaiʻi. The class series is made up of the following lessons: A Food Guide, Safe Food Handling, Spending Less Eating Better, Rethink Your Drink, Balancing Act, and Microwave Cooking. Each class includes physical activity demonstrations, a tasting of locally grown fruit and/or vegetables, and may be accompanied by an optional food demonstration where educators show participants how to prepare healthy budget friendly meals at home. Classes are taught by our SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators who understand the unique challenges affecting our populations in Hawaiʻi.
Upon completion of the Food and Money Basics class series, participants will receive a certificate of completion, kitchen supplies, and the Food Skills Cookbook which includes tasty local recipes and tips to prepare healthy meals and snacks at home.