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Contact the Durham County Department of Public Health,
Nutrition Division

Address: 414 East Main St
                  Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 560-7837

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DINE logo colorDINEDurham's Innovative Nutrition Education program, is a school and community-based nutrition education program that serves the people of Durham, NC through all stages of life. It is a program designed and implemented by the Durham County Department of Public Health in Durham, North Carolina and is supported by funds from both SNAP-Education and Durham County. DINE is a unique school and community-based nutrition education and behavior change program that serves families and children who are eligible for SNAP benefits. 

We provide nutrition education and services throug the following programs.

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 Elementary School
Program
   Middle School Program    Early Childhood Program  
 Serves the elementary school community through interactive nutrition classes, cooking-based nutrition lessons, school wellness programs, and afterschool programming. Contact Barbara Rumer for more information.     Provides interactive cooking-based nutrition education in middle schools, during the school day and afterschool. Contact Kamaria Mason for more information    Works with early childhood education providers such as preschools, daycares, and pre-K programs, to improve the nutrition and physical activity environments of eligible facilities. Contact Meghan Brown for more information.   
           

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 Community Education Program    Healthy Environments Program    Healthy School Environments Program  
provides interactive nutrition and culinary workshops at various sites including homeless shelters, food pantries, Durham Housing Authority sites, faith-based organizations, and community centers. Contact Cara Jenkins for more information.    Works with corner stores, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and food pantries to help increase access to healthy foods throughout Durham. Contact Nassim Youseffi for more information.    Partners with schools to make the healthy choice the easy choice for students and the school community by facilitating policy, system, and environmental changes related to nutrition and physical activity. Contact Raina Bunnag for more information.