Nutrition

BEAM prides itself on identifying the needs of our clients and connecting them with proper resources. A few months ago a client was referred to BEAM by our partners at the Sulzbacher Beaches Clinic. John Doe has advanced kidney disease, coupled with mobility issues and...

Did you know BEAM has a full-time registered dietitian on staff ?Fully funded by the USDA, BEAM’s Paths to Wellness Program is designed to help low income residents make important dietary changes that will lead to healthier lives. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Rachel McCandless, MSH,RDN works...

A message from BEAM's registered dietitian during Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month:Contrary to marketing and media reports, there is no “miracle” food or supplement that will prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as we get older.The one thing that HAS been shown to help prevent...

2018 was the first full year of implementation of BEAM’s United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Food Project grant awarded back in 2017. This federal grant fully funds our Paths to Wellness program, which focuses in three main areas: prescriptive guidance, preventative education and...

When the food bank was first built in 2016 behind our 7north thrift store, it was created to serve as the only beaches food distribution center responsible for the collection, inspection and organization of food from our local grocery store partners. Once established, we were...

BEAM’s recent partnership with the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida has brought some changes to our Mayport and Jax Beach food pantries!With the help of one of our UNF nursing students, Rebecca Cheney, and as a part of our “client...