Nutritious food is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Find resources to help you and your family plan healthy meals and learn more about the Food Depository’s nutrition policy.
Nutrition Tips & Resources
The USDA MyPlate tool can help you figure out what food groups to eat within your calorie allowance. Take the quiz below and learn more from the USDA.
Additional resources to help with healthy eating
- Healthy Eating Tips from the CDC: Learn how to incorporate healthy eating into your daily diet with resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Nutrition for Young Children: The CDC also shares information about food and drinks for children 6 months to 24 months old.
- Hunger and Health: Check out research, recipes and more from Feeding America, the national network of food banks.
- Illinois Nutrition Education Program: Find educational programs available for families who receive SNAP benefits.
Our Nutrition Policy
To ensure that our food pantries and programs provide a variety of nutritious options, the Greater Chicago Food Depository prioritizes five categories of food. These are the items we focus on acquiring and distributing to our network.