For 6 weeks, nursing students from the Chamberlain College of Nursing provided and displayed nutritional tips and information during the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) weekly food distribution at the Arlington Career Center.
Every Wednesday during the AFAC weekly food distribution, 4 nursing students set up a table with a display on a topic that covered health-related facts that our students read, while also giving out free samples using some of the related foods. It was a unique and efficient way to promote healthy eating, while also introducing students to nutritious (and delicious!) food they can easily make at home.
“This opportunity gave us a different experience than with being in a classroom,” said Annie Zafar, one of the Chamberlain College of Nursing students. “It gave us a chance to be outside of the hospital and give back to the community. All the volunteers have been real helpful, and once graduating, I would even consider coming back to continue volunteering at this school.”