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Power Up

Power Up is a SNAP-Education program funded by the USDA. Adagio Health’s Power Up nutrition education program encourages students (Preschool through 12th grade), adults, seniors and communities to choose healthier foods and live active lifestyles. Through direct, evidence-based nutrition lessons, participants learn strategies to adopt healthy habits that will have an impact on their current and future health. Power Up educators are working with community partners to create healthier environments by influencing local policies, systems, and environments Power Up is provided at no-cost to eligible locations. To find out if you are an eligible location, please visit www.powerupeatright.com

Services and Advantages to Communities

  • Led by nutrition experts. Our staff features registered dietitians, nutritionists, DTRs, and other experienced educators.
  • Nutrition activities are provided through lessons, workshops, cooking demonstrations, games and other interactive activities
  • The Power Up website features helpful information, updated regularly, to guide participants towards a healthier lifestyle.
  • Exciting, interactive curriculum, including the opportunity to sample new, healthy foods, engages school-age children in nutrition-focused lessons while meeting Pennsylvania Department of Education Guidelines.

Adagio Health is a Cooking Matters partner in western Pennsylvania. Cooking Matters is a multi-session course including meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition. As part of our partnership with Cooking Matters, we offer educational grocery store tours to help participants learn new skills including how to shop strategically, and choosing healthier foods in order to prepare well-balanced meals. Find out more about Cooking Matters on their website: CookingMatters.org.

Nutrition Classes

Using evidence-based curricula, Power Up educators deliver free interactive, age-appropriate nutrition classes throughout the year via Zoom. Class topics include:
  • Food Safety 101
  • Portion Sizes,
  • Meal Planning
  • Beans
  • Exercise & Physical Activity,
  • Learning to Stretch Your Food Dollars,
Class attendees can receive exercise bands, water bottles & more!

For a full list of classes and schedule, click here.

USDA SNAP-Ed Funding Statement
Funded by the Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Human Services (DHS) through PA Nutrition Education Tracks, a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, contact the DHS toll-free Helpline at 800-692-7462.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

My Story

Adagio IS our health program
I teach kindergarten in Pittsburgh and I have worked with the Adagio Health program for many years now.  The lessons that are taught to our kids are a crucial part of our curriculum.  We currently do not have a formal health program. Adagio IS our health program.
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Nutritionist Spotlight

Natalie Roser

Hello! My name is Natalie Roser and I have been a Power Up Nutritionist in the Beaver Falls office for one year. I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition. I really enjoy working with Power Up and teaching children about food and health in fun ways. My favorite activity to do with the students is the different food tastings. They are always excited to try new things. I love vegetables, but my favorite fruit is pineapple!