Health Ambassadors

The Health Ambassador Program (HAP) is provided by the Capital Area Food Bank within the Agency Achievement Academy (A3).

The program serves as a capacity-building program which is offered to all participating Capital Area Food Bank partners. Using a train-the-trainer format, the HAP aims to educate, equip and empower leaders to use best practices in nutrition education and champion healthy eating in their communities.

The HAP consists of five nutrition-centered courses. During these courses, participants learn the basics of nutrition and health maintenance, how to conduct nutrition information sessions, cooking demonstrations, and how to eat healthily on a budget. Additionally, participants will learn how to work with different client populations including children, adults, elderly and multicultural.

Class Information

Classes Offered

  • Nutrition 101: Nutrition Basics
  • Nutrition 102: Nutrition at Your Site
  • Nutrition 103: Healthy Eating on a Budget
  • Nutrition 201: Addressing Community Needs
  • Nutrition 202: Inspiring Health
Date and Time
October 2, 2014
Nutrition 101, 102, & 103
Time: 9am – 4pm

October 9, 2014
Nutrition 201 & 202
Time: 9am – 3:30pm

Bethlehem Baptist Church
7836 Fordson Rd
Alexandria, VA 22306
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Healthy Role Models

Participants will learn how to be healthy role models and set goals for health. All participants will have the opportunity to work alongside skilled health coaches that will help participants set and reach nutritional goals for their organizations. Upon completion of all five courses, participants will become certified Health Ambassadors!

Certified Health Ambassadors will have the luxury of enrolling in any HAP capacity building electives offered at the Capital Area Food Bank. HAP graduates will be invited to become members of the Health Ambassador Graduate committee where they will take part in serving as mentors to new Health Ambassador enrollees, leading committee discussions, and developing ways to strengthen the overall Health Ambassadors Program.

After registering, participants will be asked to complete a survey before, immediately after, and six months following completion of the HAP. Class size is limited to the first 40 participants who register.

For More Information

For more information about the Health Ambassadors Program, please contact Nadra Henderson at (202) 644-9870 or by emailing