In 2019, the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health partnered with Nutrition Works in offering a professional development opportunity to Idaho child care providers, through the viewing of ‘Screenagers’. This partnership has continued, including in 2020 when support was provided to help maximize the child nutrition technology improvement grant providing resources for our participating providers.
In 2022, Nutrition Works staff began partnering with Boise Urban Garden School “BUGS” to offer cooking classes and nutrition education.
Staff from the Nutrition Works team presented at the 2019 CCFP Roundtable Conference in Rancho Mirage, CA. Our “Quick and Nutritious Snacks” class offered attendees an opportunity to think about what makes a healthy mealtime environment, how to involve children in mealtime preparation, and make their own nutritious, kid-friendly snacks!
Economic Opportunity by JANNUS, Inc.: Economic Opportunity (EO) provides the support needed to launch and grow local businesses, meet emergency financial needs and champion tomorrow’s leaders. Nutrition Works has partnered with EO and the sub-group, Refugee Childcare Business Development program to provide training and business support services.
Nutrition Works is a partner with the Food Research & Action Center. FRAC improves the nutrition, health and well-being of people struggling against poverty-related hunger in the United States through advocacy, partnerships and by advancing bold and equitable policy solutions. NW Director, Anji Armagost has presented at FRAC Conferences, including in 2020 on Farm to Early Care and Education (Farm to ECE).
Since 2016 Nutrition Works has partnered with Global Gardens to deliver fresh, spray-free produce to Treasure Valley child care providers every week from June through September. Child care providers benefit from the convenience of a weekly delivery of produce and complementary educational materials to incorporate into their menus and curriculum. The Global Gardens Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program provides Boise-based refugees the opportunity to develop business skills as independent farmers.
Nutrition Works is a proud partner with the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children and participates in their biennial conference. Our “Snack Time in the Emergent Classroom” presentation provided participants a hands-on experience “building” 3 different nutritious, affordable, and kid-friendly snacks that they could take back to the children in their classrooms.
Nutrition Works is an approved trainer for IdahoSTARS, a resource for quality child care in Idaho.
Nutrition Works is a proud member of the National CACFP Sponsor Association (NCA). In 2019, Anji Armagost provided Shop Talk presentations on Grain Oz Equivalents.
Nutrition Works is a member of the National Child and Adult Care Food Program Forum; Director Anji Armagost serves on the Forum’s Board of Directors.
Nutrition Works was awarded the 2020 CACFP take ACTION Challenge grant.